Sky Sports pundit Kevin Campbell has suggested that Tottenham Hotspur would be getting a ‘bargain’ if they managed to pull off the double permanent signings of both Dejan Kulusevski and Cristian Romero during the upcoming transfer window.
The Lowdown: New arrivals
Romero was the first of the duo to make the switch to the Premier League when he signed on a season-long loan from Atalanta last summer, with the option to make the deal permanent available for a fee believed to be £42.5m.
Kulusevski later followed in his footsteps, joining from Juventus in January on an initial 18-month loan, with the obligation to buy being completed based upon if the club are satisfied with his level of performance.
According to a new update from Fabrizio Romano earlier this week, the Lilywhites look set to make both players’ deals permanent at the end of the season for a combined fee of approximately £68m.
The Latest: Absolute bargain for Spurs
When asked for his thoughts on Romano’s news of the pair putting pen to paper and remaining in north London, Campbell told Football Insider: “That’s a bargain.
“It is good business because they have tried before they buy.
“Both players have made a real difference to Spurs. They’re both at a good age as well. You’d expect them to get better.
“Listen, it will be interesting to see them sign and see how they go next season.”
The Verdict: Stars of the future
Both players have become a regular feature in Antonio Conte’s starting XI since making the move to N17 and have made a huge positive impact on the team’s displays.
Romero has made 22 league appearances and recorded five clean sheets during that time, as per the Premier League’s official website.
Kulusevski is someone who has been more influential at the opposite end of the pitch, however, having provided eight assists and scoring three goals in the top-flight so far this campaign, via Transfermarkt.
As Conte starts assembling his squad ahead of the new season, it sounds as though the boss has been very happy with what he’s seen from his duo, and once they do become a permanent fixture in the capital, they will no doubt both go on to enjoy plenty of success with Spurs in years to come.
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