Ledley King believes that Dejan Kulusevski is only going to improve as a player over the coming years and admitted that he is interested to see how the Swede fares under Ange Postecoglou.

Kulusevski became Tottenham’s first signing of the summer transfer window, with the club activating the option to sign him permanently for £25.6m at the end of his 18-month loan spell at the club.

Dejan Kulusevski

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On Sunday, Alasdair Gold stated via Football.London that Postecoglou had given the Spurs hierarchy the green light to sign the winger and revealed that the Australian views the 23-year-old as not only an option for the wide areas but also as someone who can play in the central attacking role.

Although Kulusevski did not set the world alight for much of the 2022-23 season, the former Juventus man has shown glimpses of his world-class quality in a Tottenham shirt, and King is hopeful that Postecolgou could be the man to get the best out of the winger.

Ledley King full of praise for Dejan Kulusevski

The 42-year-old was asked by his former Spurs teammate Paul Robinson on BBC’s Football Daily Podcast: “Ledley, you’re around the club a lot more than a lot of people and you know him and you get to know him on a daily basis.

“Kulusevski’s quite quiet in the media, we don’t see much of him, what’s he like as a person in the dressing room and around the training ground?”

King responded: “From what I see, obviously I don’t know him too well, he seems like a very serious, focused kind of guy.

“He takes his football seriously, you can see that. He’s angry when things are not working for him or it’s not quite coming off.

“He’s got a little bit of an edge about him which you need to be a top player and yeah at 23 years old, he’s only going to get better.

“Next season’s going to be really interesting to see how he fits into the new manager’s plans.”

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I expect Kulusevski to thrive under Postecoglou as the Swede is not only aggressive and likes stretching play but he is also a relentless presser out of possession.

I fully believe that the 23-year-old will finish the 2023-24 campaign with over 20 goal contributions across all competitions.

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