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Tottenham look to kill two birds with one stone as Paratici transfer scheme comes to light

Dejan Kulusevski, Emerson Royal, Tottenham, September 2022

Tottenham are reportedly hoping to secure a discount in the permanent signing of Dejan Kulsevski, as a Fabio Paratici plan has come to light.

Kulusevski has been one of Spurs’ shining lights since joining on loan from Juventus last winter. Indeed, he quickly got up to speed in the Premier League, scoring and assisting on his third game, against Manchester City.

His combined haul of goals and assists in the league was 13. That tally was better than his best total at Juventus, despite only playing half a season.

This season, he has continued where he left off last term. Indeed, the Swede was involved in two goals on the opening day of the Premier League season.

So far this term, he has contributed to four goals from seven league games. Indeed, Tottenham are a better side when Kulusevski is playing.

That has been highlighted of late, after the winger sustained an injury at the back end of September.

Of Spurs’ five league games since he has been sidelined, they have won just two, losing each of the other three. Indeed, they would obviously like for him to be in the side.

It makes sense, then, as to why they want to snare him permanently. They have a clause to make his deal permanent if certain conditions are met.

It seems they would be prepared to make his deal permanent even without a clause, though.

Kulusevski transfer plan in place

With that being said, it seems Tottenham are keen on getting the best deal possible. That is according to a report from Calciomercatoweb.

The report states that director of football Paratici has a plan in place to reduce the amount they will pay. At the moment, they will be giving Juventus €35million (approx £30million).

The plan, though, is apparently to offer the Serie A side Bryan Gil as part of the deal. Indeed, it is hoped that Juve would accept Gil, as that could offer Spurs a serious discount on Kulusevski.

Whether or not they would do, though, is a different question. Indeed, Gil is not the most experienced footballer in the world by any stretch.

While the Spaniard is a similar age to Kulusevski, he has played almost 70 games fewer.

What’s more, Gil has hardly gotten a sniff over the past few seasons, other than during a loan move to Sevilla. Indeed, he made 17 appearances across all competitions during his six month spell back in Spain.

However, during the first half of the season, at Spurs, he appeared for just 86 minutes in the league. This season, the winger has followed a similar path and has managed just 17 minutes of action in all competitions.

As such, it makes sense as to why Spurs would want to get him off the books.

However, it would not be a surprise if Juventus knocked Spurs’ offer back. If they were to accept, though, the north London outfit could categorise their business as a real success.