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Tottenham finally get cooking after announcing two new signings; £40m exit also very close

Dejan Kulusevski new Tottenham signing

Tottenham have confirmed the double signing of Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski from Italian giants Juventus, to finally break their duck in the January transfer window.

There has been so much speculation surrounding a number of incomings and outgoings in north London this month, with nothing really happening. However, Deadline Day is producing an endless stream of news – with two new arrivals also impacted by players leaving the club.

Firstly, Spurs confirmed that Bentancur has signed a contract with the club until 2026.

The 24-year-old won three consecutive Serie A titles between 2018 and 2020, in addition to lifting the Supercoppa Italiana twice and the Coppa Italia twice, in 2017/18 and again last season (2020/21).

The midfielder has also won 46 caps for Uruguay and will join up with the club for the first time following his country’s World Cup qualifier against Venezuela in Montevideo on Tuesday.

Spurs have reportedly paid an initial £15.8m (€19m) with a further £4.9m (€6m) in bonuses, taking the deal to £20.7m.

He will add steel and style to their midfield. Indeed, Conte sees him as an ideal partner for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in the centre of the park.

Bentancur had also emerged on the radar of Steven Gerrard at Villa Park.

However, per the Birmingham Mail, the combative midfielder snubbed Villa in favour of chancing his arm at Tottenham. They speculate the influence of Spurs sporting director FabioParatici may have been key in that development.

Kulusevski also arrives in north London

The club have also announced the signing of Dejan Kulusevski from Juventus, subject to international clearance and a work permit.

The attacking midfielder has joined on an 18-month loan with an option to buy from the Serie A side.

During the first half of the current season, the 21-year-old has made 27 appearances in all competitions for Juve. Overall he has scored nine goals in 74 games for the Turin outfit.

Kulusevski’s versatility will allow Antonio Conte to pick him in several attacking positions.

The playmaker’s arrival will offset the loss of Tanguy Ndombele, who has rejoined Lyon on loan with a view to a permanent move. Dele Alli is also closing in on a move to Premier League rivals Everton.

There are reports that Dele’s switch to Goodison could rise to £40m, with the first £10m payable after 20 appearances.

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