TOTTENHAM will “no doubt” sign Dejan Kulusevski on a permanent deal at the end of the season, reports suggest.
Kulusevski joined Spurs in January following an 18-month loan deal with Juventus and has since shone bright in north London.
Tottenham star Dejan Kulusevski joined on an 18-month loan from JuventusCredit: Getty
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Antonio Conte’s side will offer the winger a contract whether or not they qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Romano claims that Tottenham will have to pay €35million (£31m) if the Sweden international plays in at least 20 Premier League games this season and they finish in Premier League’s top four.
If Spurs fail to seal Champions League qualification they will still have a “buy option clause”.
Kulusevski arrived alongside former Juventus team-mate Rodrigo Bentancur and together they proved vital in the team’s last-ditch effort for a top-four finish last season.
The Swedish ace has registered a total of six goals and 11 assists in 29 appearances ever since his arrival from Turin.
Conte has praised the ex-Atalanta star’s immediate impact at the North Londoners.
Kulusevski has proven to still be a key player under the Italian tactician this season as he adds even more attacking threat next to star duo Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.
Conte previously said: “He’s a Tottenham player 100 per cent in every aspect. Not officially but he’s 100 per cent a Tottenham player.”
Kulusevski is loving life in England as he admitted “everything is going better” in the UK than it did in Italy.
The versatile forward added that he made the “best” decision leaving Juventus last winter.
Kulusevski told Gazzetta dello Sport: “Sometimes in football things simply go well. I haven’t changed anything in these months.
“I always go and always went to the pitch with full commitment. However, at Juventus, something didn’t work regardless of how much I worked.
Tottenham will sign Dejan Kulusevski on a permanent deal in the summerCredit: Getty
“I like to look forward rather than backward. Surely, I wasn’t okay at Juventus for many reasons and when you realise things don’t work, it’s hard to change direction in the same environment.
“The decision to leave Italy was the best I could make in that situation.
“Everything is going better in England. On and off the pitch. Now I always want to play football and win for my team.”