According to popular Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus are in negotiations over the sale of talented young Swedish winger Dejan Kulusevski.
Kulusevski has spent the last 18 months on loan at Tottenham from Juventus and it almost felt like a foregone conclusion that he’d be a permanent Spurs player by now. However, Tottenham’s failure to qualify for the Champions League threw a spanner in the works.
The failure to finish in the top four of the Premier League meant that Kulusevski’s mandatory buy clause was not triggered and that Spurs had to negotiate with Juventus. They did have the opportunity of triggering the optional 35mil clause but the North London club are trying to bring that fee down.
Now, there is some uncertainty arising amongst the Tottenham faithful on whether Kulusevski will be at the club next season at all. However, if Romano’s words are to be trusted, everything is on track.
Dejan Kulusevski will be announced as Tottenham player on permanent deal in the next days. 🚨⚪️ #THFC
Understand contract will be valid until June 2027, already signed.
€30m deal agreed with Juventus instead of €35m buy option.
Here we go soon ✨🇸🇪 pic.twitter.com/tP9Q5bzZPu
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 16, 2023
The reputed Italian journalist who is known for being very reliable claims that Tottenham are in talks with Juventus and there is optimism that a deal can be reach in the region of 30mil. It shows that a deal for the Swede might be agreed upon soon.
Kulusevski had a blistering start to life in North London. To say that he was one of the main reasons that Tottenham even got Champions League football last season would not be an exaggeration.
Although he had quite a mixed second season, much of it had to do with how badly the team were playing. Injuries were not really kind to Kulusevski either with him being a victim of injuries at the wrong times during the campaign.
Tottenham are making the right decision and signing Kulusevski. Some years down the line, this investment will look like a bargain and lets hope this works out well for the sake of the club and the player.