Dejan Kulusevski now has to think about where to go.
Italy’s Calcio Mercato said on the 13th (Korean time), “The time has come for Kulusevski to decide whether he should remain at Tottenham Hotspur or return to Juventus. He joined Tottenham on loan in January 2022. Tottenham can fully sign Kulusevski for 35 million euros (approximately 51 billion won) if certain conditions regarding playing time are met this season.”
Kulusevski is a Swedish midfielder born in 2000. He started playing for Juventus after passing through Atalanta and Parma, and scored 4 goals and 3 assists in 35 Italian Serie A matches in the 2020-21 season. However, in the first half of last season, his position slightly decreased. He played 20 league games, but only made 5 starts.
In the midst of this, Tottenham showed interest in Kulusevski. Then-coach Antonio Conte, who took over during the season, planned to reinforce his power to rebound in the second half. Accordingly, Kulusevski was hired on loan through the transfer market in January. His contract was for 18 months, and a mandatory recruitment clause related to his individual performance and team performance was inserted.
In the second half of last season, Kulusevski was a blessing in disguise. Kulusevski, who played as the main striker along with Son Heung-min and Harry Kane, scored 5 goals and 8 assists in 18 English Premier League (EPL) matches. Thanks to his performance, Tottenham finished fourth in the league and succeeded in advancing to the UEFA Champions League (UCL) in three years.
Excluding the injury variable this season, he is playing as a key player. He has made 27 league appearances so far, scoring 2 goals and 6 assists. After Ivan Perisic, he has the second highest number of assists. Also, among the attackers, Kane and Son Heung-min have the most playing time (total 1909 minutes). 카지노사이트
Now is the time to decide where to go. Kulusevski’s loan deal ends this summer. Initially, it was reported that Tottenham would pursue a complete recruitment. Kulusevski also said at the end of July: “Conte’s future will not affect my transfer. I want to stay at Tottenham.”
But lately, other news is coming out. ‘Calcio Mercato’ said, “With the departure of manager Conte and Paratici, Tottenham have no justification for signing Kulusevski outright. They plan to send him back to Juventus this summer.” Also, the media reported that AC Milan are keeping an eye on Kulusevski.