Tottenham Hotspur have registered interest in signing Juventus star Dejan Kulusevski, with Fabio Paratici eyeing a January swoop.
According to Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur are in the market for Dejan Kulusevski. The club’s sporting director Fabio Paratici is eyeing a potential January reunion with the 21-year-old Juventus forward, having initially brought him to Turin at the start of last year, in a €35 million move from Atalanta.
Kulusevski, though, has since struggled to make his presence felt at Juve. The Swede was involved in just seven league goals in his debut campaign, mustering a total of only 19 starts in Serie A.
The summer exit of Cristiano Ronaldo was expected to earn him a more prominent role in the side. But unfortunately for the former Atalanta winger, his role in the first team has further diminished under the leadership of Massimiliano Allegri. The Italian tactician has started the 21-year-old in only one league game, with the forward yet to take part in a goal or assist so far this campaign.
Tottenham Hotspur are now hoping to take advantage of Kulusevski’s precarious situation at Juventus and prise him away from Turin. It is no secret that the Lilywhites are actively looking for reinforcements in the attacking department as they prepare themselves for life without Harry Kane next season.
Tottenham have most recently been linked with a loan move for Philippe Coutinho, but face stiff competition from Arsenal and Liverpool. Moreover, the Brazilian has endured a steady decline during his time at Barcelona and would demand a hefty price tag that may break the club’s financial structure.
Kulusevski, to that note, might be a more practical solution as Spurs look to add a versatile attacker who can complement the work ethic of Son Heung-min in the final third. The Swede fits the bill perfectly as he can operate as a secondary forward as well as a winger. He also has the experience of operating in the attacking midfield role.
Tottenham have had their fair share of problems with the injuries of Giovani Lo Celso while Tanguy Ndombele and Dele Alli have been inconsistent. Ndombele, for one, is already being linked with a January exit, with Manchester United shockingly targeting him as the replacement for Paul Pogba.
The Frenchman’s exit may open up the avenue for Spurs to make the move for Kulusevski, although it remains to be seen how much Juventus demands for their young Swedish forward, whose current contract in Turin expires in 2025.