Spurs reportedly want attacker who Cristiano Ronaldo deemed 'excellent' and a 'great talent' in 2020
Spurs are reportedly looking at Dejan Kulusevski this summer.
With Fabio Paratici seemingly closing in on a switch to Tottenham, the club could potentially look at Juventus players.
Football.london has reported that the former Juve sporting director is joining Spurs after over a decade in Turin.
Whilst Paratici’s official title at Tottenham is yet to be announced, he’s reportedly begun planning for a busy transfer summer at the Premier League club.
According to Calciomercato, Paratici is eyeing a move for Kulusevski as well as for veteran centre-back Leonardo Bonucci.
Who is Kulusevski?
Kulusevski was born in Stockholm, Sweden on 25 April 2001.
He began his football journey at IF Brommapojkarna before joining Atalanta’s academy in 2016.
Kulusevski made his senior Atalanta debut in 2019, before joining Parma on loan at the beginning of the 2019–20 season.
He signed for Juventus during the 2020 winter transfer window, though he rejoined Parma on loan until the summer.
The winger’s Juve debut came in September 2020, scoring on his first appearance in a Serie A win over Sampdoria.
Kulusevski is also a senior Sweden international.
He made his senior international debut on 18 November 2019, coming on as a substitute in a Euro 2020 qualifying win against Faroe Islands.
Juve and Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo rates Kulusevski very highly.
Speaking after Portugal’s 2-0 win over Sweden in September 2020, Ronaldo heaped praise on the youngster.
“He is a great talent,” Cristiano said, as per Juvefc.com. “He will help us to win and achieve incredible things.
“I really like to see him, he has a great potential, and he’s an excellent player.
“I hope to play with him and score a lot of goals together.”
Spurs would be landing a top talent – TBR View
Kulusevski may have struggled somewhat on the goal contribution front last season but there’s no denying his talent.
In 2020-21, he played in virtually every position in attack, as well as central midfield, so this would’ve had an impact on his stats.
He’s young, he’s still learning, and he has the makings of a top player.
Spurs need more of a goal threat and creativity next season, so Kulusevski would certainly be a good shout.
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