Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has revealed Dejan Kulusevski will stay on loan at Tottenham next season but will sign a permanent deal with the club in the future.
Kulusevski arrived at Spurs for an 18-month spell from Juventus in January and has impressed during his time in England so far under Antonio Conte.
His five goals and eight assists in the 18 Premier League games (Transfermarkt) have helped the club to end the campaign on a strong note by making a return to the Champions League ahead of rivals Arsenal.
Spurs were expected to make the move permanent for around £25 million this summer after being convinced by Kulusevski’s displays, on top of the £8.3 million fee already paid to parent club Juventus (Evening Standard).
But a change of plan is now in the pipeline according to Romano, who claims the club will keep Kulusevski on loan next season, with a view to pursuing a permanent deal going forward.
Tottenham still have the option to buy him outright, while there is an obligation clause worth (€35m) if he plays 20 games in the Premier League with a minimum of 45 minutes, and the club qualify for the Champions League again.
Kulusevski will be Tottenham player on a permanent deal in the future, for sure… but he's staying on loan next season 🇸🇪 #THFC
▫️ If he plays 20 games [45 mins] in PL and Spurs will qualify to UCL ↪️ obligation to buy for €35m.
▫️ If not, Spurs will have a buy option clause. pic.twitter.com/JnY2PrKRF2
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 24, 2022
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This is a smart move as it will free up more funds this summer to be used to address other parts of the squad and bring in new names.
With what Kulusevski has shown in his Spurs career so far, it is obvious that he will become their player in the near future.
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