Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur are set to sign winger Dejan Kulusevski on a permanent deal at the end of the season. The Swedish international is on an 18-month loan at the club from Juventus which ends this summer, but includes no obligation to buy.
Doubts about his future with Spurs arose when Antonio Conte was fired from his job at Tottenham manager and further doubts arose when sporting director Fabio Paratici was forced to resign following his ban from footballing activities.
English newspaper the Daily Mail report that despite the speculation on Kulusevski’s future, Spurs are set to sign him outright in June from Juventus for a €35m fee.
The report claims that despite having a shaky few months, his form and potential for growth is appreciated by the Spurs hierarchy, especially after his explosive start in the capital.
Speaking about the player in his pre-match press conference, interim Spurs boss Ryan Mason admitted he wasn’t sure about the players future, but heaped praise on Kulu and his attitude since he arrived:
‘The general feeling is that Deki is a Tottenham player so those conversations, like many other conversations about other players, will come at the end of the season,’ Mason said.
‘I love Deki as a player. I think he’s got so much room to grow and be a top, top player, even though he already is a top, top player.
‘At the same time when you play for a club like this, I feel it’s important that you feel you have to earn the shirt in every moment,’ the coach added.
‘Naturally when you play for a club like this there’s competition. At the moment, last week, you could see he was on the bench but he came on and helped the team get the result. That’s important.’