Tottenham tipped to raid Serie A giants as Fabio Paratici plots £51m double deal

Date published: Sunday 10th October 2021 2:38 - Rob McCarthy

Paulo Dybala, Dejan Kulusevski

Tottenham are being tipped to make a £51million double raid on Juventus for Weston McKennie and Dejan Kulusevski.

Sporting director Fabio Paratici is expected to be a busy man again when the January window opens, with numerous names being banded around to join the club. However, it would appear that the Juve duo are genuinely attainable targets.

Calciomercato reports that Sweden forward Kulusevski has yet to convince Max Allegri he is worthy of regular first-team football, with Juve having spent €40m on the player two years ago.

The report adds that Spurs will try and sign the forward on loan with an obligation to buy for a similar amount to what Juventus paid for him.

As for McKennie, who is also a target for West Ham, the price tag is reportedly no less than €20m. Juve are looking immediate buyers due to the player’s reported ‘off-field behaviour’.

Paratici knows the player well, having him brought him to Turin during his time at Juve.

If the two players are signed that would add up to €60m double deal, as Tottenham look to get back in the mix for regular Champions League qualification.


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Mourinho targets raid on old club Spurs

Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho is reportedly considering a raid on his old club Tottenham for promising young goalkeeper Joshua Oluwayemi.

Mourinho, who is now in charge of Serie A giants Roma, is said to rate the 20-year-old very highly. Indeed, he frequently included him in Spurs’ first-team training before his somewhat surprising sacking last season.

Oluwayemi, who is currently part of Nigeria’s senior squad, is out of contract at the end of the season. To that end, he could sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club in January.

Roma manager Jose Mourinho 2021

The talented stopper is also said to be interesting Benfica and a number of German sides, including Stuttgart.

The former England youth international was raised in Essex but qualifies for Nigeria through his family.

He came through the ranks in north London but is expected to move on for regular first-team football.

The signing of Pierluigi Gollini also knocked Oluwayemi further down the pecking order.

The only hope for the young keeper is that Tottenham decide to move on from Hugo Lloris next summer, when the veteran France star will be out of contract.

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