Bio: Who is Antonio Nusa? Learn all about the Spurs-linked wonderkid

Who is Antonio Nusa? Tottenham Hotspur are not messing around in the January transfer market this year, and it seems they may be about to pick up one of the brightest talents in world football, so you had better get to know this Norwegian superstar.

Spurs are making clever moves in the January transfer window right now, and the latest sees them linked with a €30m (£25.75m) deal for Club Brugge’s Antonio Nusa. It is believed the 18-year-old would remain with his current club until the end of the season before linking up with the Lilywhites (The Athletic).

Once this news broke, the hype among Tottenham supporters has been huge, so why is everyone so excited? Learn all about Antonio Nusa here, and you’ll see why.

Name: Antonio Eromonsele Nordby Nusa
Age: 18-years-old
Place of birth: Langhus, Norway
Current club: Club Brugge
Former club(s): Stabaek
International appearances: Four caps, one goal for Norway (Transfermarkt)
Club appearances: 84 appearances, 11 goals (Transfermarkt)

Antonio Nusa
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Antonio Nusa career stats

Antonio Nusa is already firmly established as a first team regular for Club Brugge despite his age, and apart from a back injury keeping him out of action for a while this season, he has performed consistently, with three goals and three assists in 26 appearances (Transfermarkt).

That is already a better return than last season, where Nusa registered two goals and two assists across 34 appearances (Transfermarkt).

Interestingly, Nusa is completing more successful dribbles per 90 minutes than anyone in the Belgian Pro League this season, with 5.1 completed on average per game (WhoScored). It is also worth noting that Nusa is the youngest ever player to score on his Champions League debut (Squawka).

The starlet has represented Norway at every age level and, having made his senior debut in September of last year, has played a key part for the national team. In fact, in September and October, Nusa claimed his first international goal, and added three assists in four matches (Transfermarkt).

Antonio Nusa strengths and weaknesses

If there is one thing Antonio Nusa is incredibly good at, it’s dribbling. The youngster’s mazy runs and tricky feet are, very rightly, getting Spurs fans excited, and he could end up being a real handful if he comes to the Premier League.

Nusa is also integral to his side’s attacking moves when it comes to passes, and often contributes key passes in dangerous areas that help to turn a promising situation into a goalscoring opportunity.

It may come as a surprise, but Nusa is also pretty useful when it comes to defensive work, too. He likes to press from the front, which is something we know Ange Postecoglou will appreciate, and he also works hard to track back and help out his defenders.

In terms of weaknesses it’s quite hard to pick fault in anything Nusa does right now. The one concern you could raise regarding a player like Nusa, with his slender, agile frame, is that the Premier League could be a bit too physical for him, but he appears to be quick enough and slick enough to thrive.

What are people saying about Antonio Nusa?

Suffice to say, Tottenham Hotspur fans are loving the idea of Antonio Nusa joining their club. It seems many suspect this could be another example of the successful paths both Pape Sarr and Destiny Udogie took, in spending time on loan at their current clubs before officially arriving in North London.

Whether Nusa could follow in the footsteps of Sarr and Udogie remains to be seen, but Tottenham fan Simon Yemane believes the signing of Nusa would be an “amazing scoop for Spurs,” while Jaco Cats describes the player as “breathtaking.”

Outside of the Spurs fanbase, the consensus is that the club may be on to a winner. Fraser Fletcher Gillan claims Nusa would be a “very exciting prospect” for the Lilywhites, especially under Postecoglou’s management.

Sky Sports reporter Dougie Critchley adds that Nusa’s “electric acceleration, quick feet and innate understanding of space” would make him an “excellent” signing for Spurs, and praises the idea of letting Nusa remain with Brugge as a “shrewd” decision.

What do The Spurs Web think?

I love the ambition and forward-planning this signing appears to suggest. At 18-years-old, Nusa is a real signal of what we want to achieve not just now, but in the future, and I think he’s the kind of out-and-out winger who would thrive in the Premier League, much like Jeremy Doku has at City.

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