Dejan Kulusevski has been signed by Tottenham Hotspur.
On the 18th (Korean time), Tottenham said on the club website, “We are delighted to announce the full signing of Juventus Kulusevski. He joined the club on an 18-month loan in January 2022. He has signed a contract until 2028.” reported that 메이저사이트
The transfer fee was also disclosed. Reporter Fabricio Romano, who is familiar with European football news, said, “Kulusevski became a Tottenham player for 30 million euros (about 42 billion won). 7 billion won) is a cheap amount,” he said.
Swedish-born Kulusevski made his professional debut in the 2018-19 season after spending his youth career at Atalanta. He wore the Juventus jersey after only one season, but was loaned to Parma Calcio to gain experience. Kulusevski played 36 games at the time and showed off his potential by posting 10 goals and 9 assists.
Kulusevski, who returned from loan, began to be moderated at Juventus from last season. Kulusevski played 35 matches in Serie A alone in the 2020-21 season and was in charge of the right flank of the team. But he didn’t show the way he expected. Kulusevski, who mainly shined in the counterattack attack when he was on loan at Parma, but at Juventus, his unique advantage did not come out due to frequent ground attacks.
However, Antonio Conte, the head coach, promoted his recruitment by valuing his strengths. Tottenham signed Kulusevski on loan from Juventus through the transfer market in the winter of 2022. His contract period is until June 2023, and it was an 8 million pound (approximately 12.7 billion won) lease contract.
It was a contract with a full transfer option. Tottenham could be fully recruited by paying a transfer fee of 30 million pounds (= 35 million euros, about 49 billion won) to Juventus before the end of the lease period. In addition, if certain conditions are met, there is a condition for full transfer activation.
But there is a problem. The full transfer option was not activated. ‘Football Italia’ explained, “Instead of conditionally selling for 35 million euros (about 49 billion won), participation in the game and advance to the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) are all linked.”
In other words, when Kulusevski plays in a certain game and Tottenham advances to the UCL of the European Football Federation (UEFA), the full transfer option is triggered. However, Tottenham failed to reach the UEFA UCL by finishing this season in 8th place.
Chairman Daniel Levy rather took this as an opportunity. Italy’La Gazzetta dello Sport’ said, “Tottenham have proposed a way to get a discount of 10 million euros (about 14 billion won) for Kulusevski. They paid only 25 million euros (about 34.7 billion won) to Juventus. I hope you do,” he said. In the end, the final agreement was settled at 30 million euros. Tottenham made a profit of 5 million euros.