Italian outlet Calciomercato have claimed that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy could launch a move for Juventus winger Dejan Kulusevski.
The Lowdown: Kulusevski profiled…
The right winger, who can also play in an attacking midfield role, was labelled as ‘excellent’ by former Juve team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo and is extremely quick, clocking a top speed of 31.1 km/h in this season’s Champions League.
He has plied his trade in Italy with Atalanta, Parma and Juventus, but it now seems as if he could be on the move to either England, Germany or France.
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Calciomercato shared a story late on Wednesday night regarding Kulusevski, admitting that a January move is complicated.
They claimed that Juventus are willing to entertain offers and expect to receive some, with Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain all name-checked as possible destinations.
The report added that Tottenham could also be a contender in the race to sign the Swede, suggesting that Levy could be serious in trying to get him.
The Verdict: Paratici knows him well…
Tottenham’s director of football Fabio Paratici was the man who brought Kulusevski to Turin last year in a deal worth £31.5m, so he’ll be able to tell Levy and Antonio Conte just what the 21-year-old would bring to the table in north London.
However, the Swede may not fit Conte’s system, with the Italian set to switch to a 3-4-1-2 system with two centre forwards following the international break.
Should that turn out to be the case and if it proves successful, then there may be no need to bring in another winger, with the manager already having a number of wide options on the books at this moment in time.
Kulusevski can play in an attacking midfield role, but perhaps an out-and-out creative attacking midfielder would be a better target for the winter window.
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