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Dejan Kulusevski could push Dele Alli out at Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur sporting director Fabio Paratici is eyeing a transfer reunion with one of his former signings…

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According to the Mirror, the north London outfit are considering a move for Juventus attacking midfielder Dejan Kulusevski this January as the Italian supremo looks to bolster Nuno Santo’s playing squad.

Spurs have already sent scouts to watch the 21-year-old Sweden international this season and they will continue to monitor his situation in Turin ahead of a potential winter swoop.

It remains to be seen how much Kulusevski would command, having cost the Serie A giants around €35m (£29.8m) in 2019. Transfermarkt currently value him at £36m.

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Alli at risk

One of the biggest issues facing Nuno and his struggling Spurs side is the creation of chances and some big names like Dele Alli have completely failed to help the new manager.

Prior to their 3-1 defeat to Arsenal in the north London derby at the weekend, the Lilywhites had the lowest expected goals total (4.42 xG) of any team in the English top-flight, whilst they also ranked second-last for total shots at goal (46), as per The Athletic.

Alli, who provided 18 goals and seven assists in 2016/17, has failed to replicate such heights in recent years, recording just one assist so far from six league starts – the same he managed throughout the entire duration of last term.

In fact, he’s yet to record a key pass in the Premier League, which is certainly worrying.

If Paratici were to sign Kulusevski from Juventus in January, then Nuno may well be able to make a quick alteration to his attacking midfield department.

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He is a player that the legendary Cristiano Ronaldo once dubbed a “great talent” with “great potential”, whilst Italian coach Pierpaolo Bisoli has previously described him as a “young [Mo] Salah.”

These glowing endorsements should provide plenty of encouragement in why Spurs might be interested in one of Paratici’s former signings, if his numbers didn’t already do that.

The 16-cap sensation delivered seven goals and seven assists in 47 appearances across all competitions last season. He may have only started 19 times in the Italian top-flight but Kulusevski still averaged 1.5 key passes and 1.2 dribbles per outing, via WhoScored.

Also lauded as “explosive” by former Aston Villa striker Marcus Allback, the out-of-favour Juventus star could well be exactly what Nuno needs to add to his attack this winter. Paratici must do all he can to secure him.

AND in other news, Nuno has a rare “diamond” at Spurs who’s just like Rashford, fans should be excited

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