Report: Tottenham have now decided against signing player permanently

CalcioMercatoWeb have asserted that Tottenham Hotspur have already decided they will not be activating the option to sign Dejan Kulusevski permanently this summer.

Kulusevski’s loan spell at Spurs comes to an end this summer, with Tottenham having the option to make the deal permanent for £30.4m (Fabrizio Romano).

Some Italian publications have suggested over recent weeks that the North London club are hesitating to pay the aforementioned fee for the Swede this summer (Gazzetta dello Sport via SportWitness). have now gone a step further and added that the Lilywhites have not been convinced by Dejan Kulusevski‘s performances this season and have already decided that they will not ‘redeem him’ this summer.

Dejan Kulusevski
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The publication adds that the 23-year-old will thus return to Juventus this summer but with the Bianconeri also unwilling to keep him, he could be on the move once again.

The report says that AC Milan have expressed an interest in signing Kulusevski, with the Rossoneri said to have identified him as a potential replacement for Brahim Diaz.

However, it is explained that the former Atalanta star would first have to renew his contract before leaving the Allianz Stadium as his current deal in Turin is set to run out in 2024.

It is alleged that any switch to the San Siro for Kulusevski would have to be an initial loan deal with an option to buy.

Spurs Web Opinion

Even if Tottenham deem the £30m fee for Kulusevski to be excessive, one would expect the club to sit down at the negotiating table with Juve to potentially reduce the fee.

I personally believe that the Swede would be a bargain at that price despite his recent struggles and I would be extremely surprised if the North London club do not activate the option. 

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