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'He'll soon become world class': Alasdair Gold backs 22-year-old Spurs gem for stardom
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'He'll soon become world class': Alasdair Gold backs 22-year-old Spurs gem for stardom

Alasdair Gold has praised Tottenham Hotspur winger Dejan Kulusevski, backing him to become “world class” soon.

The 22-year-old has been a revelation since joining Spurs on an initial loan deal from Juventus in January.

Kulusevski has made 21 appearances for Tottenham, registering six goals and nine assists.

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He has helped transform the Spurs front line into one of the strongest in the Premier League.

Kulusevski is currently still on loan at Tottenham, though the likelihood is they’ll buy him next summer.

Back in May, Fabrizio Romano spoke about the clauses in play relating to the Sweden international’s Spurs deal.

Tottenham have certainly struck gold with Kulusevski, which begs the question – why were Juve so eager to offload him?

On Thursday, Gold held a fan Q&A on football.london, where a fan asked him a similar question.

“It’s a strange one for me as well,” replied the journalist.

“But his game time just dwindled and they clearly didn’t have the belief in him that Paratici and Conte did.

“It’s definitely Tottenham’s gain. I think he’ll soon become world class the more and more he develops. He’s superb already.”

“Brilliant”

The likes of Cesc Fabregas, Rio Ferdinand, Chris Sutton and Jermain Defoe have all lauded Kulusevski in recent months.

“Really sharp today,” Defoe said on Premier League Productions after the Spurs man’s heroics against Southampton last weekend.

“Thought his overall performance was brilliant. Really direct, goal and assist on the opening day is the perfect start.

He took his goal really well, you know, just used the defender and instead of just hitting it hard, just caressed it into the corner.

“His whole performance today was brilliant.”

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