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Tottenham Hotspur: Lilywhites ‘in first place’ for Dejan Kulusevski

Tottenham Hotspur: Lilywhites ‘in first place’ for Dejan Kulusevski -Tottenham Hotspur Transfer Rumours

As per Tuttosport, via Sport Witness, there has been another update on Tottenham Hotspur’s pursuit of Juventus attacker Dejan Kulusevski.

The Lowdown: Paratici and Conte enter race…

Recent reports from Italy claimed that the Sweden international has been added to Spurs’ ever-growing list of Serie A targets. Indeed, as explained by TUTTOmercatoWEB, both Conte and Paratici admire the player a lot and see him as a gem with enormous potential – making Spurs a ‘credible candidate’ for his signature.

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Can you name all of these forgotten Spurs wonderkids? This guy was once called 'the next Didier Drogba'...

Taking to Twitter recently, reporter Daniele Longo also claimed that contacts are ‘in progress’ between Juve and Spurs. In another promising claim, the paper edition of Tuttosport said that Tottenham are very much in contention.

The Latest: Spurs ‘in first place’…

As per their sources, via Sport Witness, Tottenham are ‘in first place’ as they enter the race to sign Kulusevski amid his lack of game-time in Turin. They claimed that both Conte and Paratici adore the 21-year-old, and while they face stiff competition, it is believed that Spurs are the favourites in the transfer race as things stand.

It won’t be cheap to bring him to north London, though, as the Bianconeri apparently value Kulusevski at around €40m (£34.1m).

The Verdict: Gamble?

Despite primarily playing on the wing, Juventus’ talented ace can actually be utilised in the number 8 and number 10 roles according to a detailed scout report by Outside of the Boot. This could make him a far more viable transfer target for Spurs given they have still yet to replace the influence of former star Christian Eriksen.

Lauded as ‘incredible‘ by Portuguese footballing veteran Bruno Alves, Kulusevski may well come as an outside contender to finally fill the void left by Eriksen’s departure.

Over his best Italian top flight season back in 2019/20 for Parma, the maestro averaged a very impressive 2.2 key passes and 2.1 completed dribbles per 90 – similar numbers to what the Danish playmaker managed during his best years in north London (WhoScored).

However, his relative inexperience at the top level, having just emerged over the past two seasons, could count against him in that regard, and £34.1m is a large gamble to bet on.

In other news: Spurs now close to signing ‘monster’ as Conte seeks to solve major problem, find out more here.

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