The Athletic have revealed that Dejan Kulusevski has previously been on the radar of Premier League champions Manchester City.

Tottenham announced Kulusevski’s arrival on deadline day, along with the signing of his former Juventus teammate Rodrigo Bentancour.

The Swede, who previously shot to the limelight as a teenager at Parma, found himself struggling for minutes under Massimiliano Allegri at the Allianz Stadium this season.

In his first interview as a Tottenham player, the 21-year-old described the move as a ‘dream come true’ and admitted that he is excited about the next chapter of his career.

The Athletic have now revealed that the Swede could have come to the Premier League in the past, with City previously enquiring about his availability.

The report further explains that Antonio Conte tried to take Kulusevski to Inter Milan two years ago.

However, the player is said to have turned down the move to the Nerrazuri as he feared that he might not fit into Conte’s 3-5-2 system.

It is said that Kulusevski primarily sees himself as a number 10 who can also operate out wide.

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One would expect Kulusevski to line up on the right if Conte sticks with a 3-4-3. The Swede’s addition also puts us in a much better position to cope with any potential injury to Kane as Kulusevski can operate centrally and hold up the ball well – something that the likes of Son and Moura cannot do.

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