In a recent segment on Youtube, journalist Alastair Gold mentioned that Tottenham Hotspur are eyeing a permanent move for Dejan Kulusevski who is playing on loan from Juventus. Gold said,
“There’s been some reports I saw from Italy suggesting that his loan might end and he might go back to Juventus. From what I understand, Spurs expect to sign him. If you’re not aware, part of his loan deal was that if Spurs finished top four, it would become an obligation to sign it.
“Otherwise, it would just become an option. But from what I understand Spurs are likely, or expecting to take that option. He’s very much being seen as a Tottenham player for next season.”
Kulusevski’s Up And Down Season In English Football
Kulusevski has experienced a campaign of mixed emotions at the North London club as he has struggled to help Spurs be consistent in the Premier League. He has only managed to score two goals and pick up seven assists in 35 matches this season in all competitions.
However, the 23-year-old deserves a lot of credit for averaging 1.5 shots, 1.5 key passes and 1.7 dribbles per game in Premier League football. He has even been accurate with his ball distribution after completing 82.2% of his attempted passes in the top tier of English football (stats via whoscored).
Tottenham Hotspur Hoping To Sign Kulusevski Permanently: Good Move For Everyone Involved?
Kulusevski has got the eye to play a few decisive passes in the final third and can shoot the ball with power and accuracy from long range. He is a decent dribbler with the ball as well and usually works hard for his team at both ends of the field.
Thus, it makes sense for Spurs to try and keep hold of him beyond this summer. Kulusevski’s loan spell at the North London club will expire at the end of this campaign. Hence, it is only logical for Tottenham to make his loan spell permanent later this year.
At 23, Kulusevski has his best years ahead of him and is well-equipped to start regularly for Spurs in the coming seasons. All in all, it will be a good move for both the player and the North London club to extend their time together this summer.