Dejan Kulusevski’s friend and former teammate, Panagiotis Louka, has suggested that the Swede’s future at Tottenham is up in the air as we head into the summer transfer window.

Kulusevski’s loan spell at Spurs comes to an end this summer, with Tottenham having the option to make the deal permanent for €35m (£30.5m) (Fabrizio Romano).

Dejan Kulusevski

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It was suggested by Goal Italia a couple of days ago that the North London club might not sign the 22-year-old permanently now that they are likely to finish outside of the top four.

The report explained that failing to qualify for the Champions League would limit Tottenham’s transfer budget and that the decision on the winger is likely to be made by the club’s next head coach.

Louka, who was Kulusevski’s teammate at Atalanta, has now suggested that the Sweden international can still succeed at the Allianz Stadium if Juventus see a role for him next season.

The forward, who now plays for AEL Limassol, told Juve News about the Tottenham man: “We spoke a week before Conte left and he revealed to me that the problem wasn’t the manager. The team must change its attitude, a change is needed.”

When asked if the winger would stay at Spurs, Louka responded: “€35m is a lot, it’s up to Tottenham to decide.

“He’s young and helped the team a lot, doing what he’s done at 23 isn’t for everyone.

“If he returns to Juventus instead, it will be a whole other story. He didn’t tell me anything, it’s too early to think about it. It will take time to figure out what to do.

“If important players like Kane were to leave Tottenham, the situation would change. Same thing at Juventus: if Di Maria doesn’t renew, there would be more room for Dejan.

“He’d be happy with Allegri. Compared to his first experience at Juve, he’s now much more sure of himself. He’s grown a lot at Tottenham.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Kulusevski has already made it clear that he wants to remain at Tottenham and I fully expect the North London club to activate the option to sign him permanently.

Signing the 22-year-old for £30.5m represents excellent value for money and it is not a deal that Spurs would want to pass up on.

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