Alasdair Gold has revealed that according to Juventus’ communication, Tottenham have taken up the ‘option’ to make Dejan Kulusevski’s loan move permanent rather and will only have to pay the fee across six years.
Tottenham confirmed on Saturday that they had agreed a deal to make Kulusevski a Spurs player following his 18-month loan spell at the club.Despite the Swede’s lacklustre form for much of the 2022-23 season, most Spurs fans would undoubtedly be delighted with the news as the winger has shown glimpses of his world-class potential in N17.
Tottenham have six years to pay Kulusevski fee
It was reported by some outlets that rather than paying the £30m option to sign Kulusevski, Tottenham had managed to reduce the fee to £25m, securing a £5m discount (BBC Sport).However, Gold has now taken to social media to reveal that Juventus have said that Spurs have ‘exercised the option right for the outright’ for the 23-year-old for £25.6m, with the fee payable over six years.
This information ties in with the claims made by both The Evening Standard and 90 min over recent weeks that the option to buy Kulusevski was worth £26m rather than £30m.
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Whether or not Tottenham managed to get a discount for Kulusevski, there is no doubt that the £25m fee is a bargain and it is good to see that the club have concluded the deal just days after the transfer window opened.
Despite some suggestions that Kulusevski is not fancied by Postecoglou, I see the Swede playing a key role under the Australian.
I would not be surprised if the Spurs boss uses the 23-year-old in a central attacking role.