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Sky Sports man compares Tottenham star with Kevin De Bruyne

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Liverpool legend Graeme Souness has compared Tottenham Hotspur winger Dejan Kulusevski to Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne.

Kulusevski has been an excellent signing for Spurs. Following his January transfer from Juventus, the Sweden international scored five goals and provided eight assists in just 18 Premier League games. And he has picked up from where he left off last season, having opened his account for both goals and assists vs Southampton.

Tottenham had come awfully close to signing Luis Diaz who turned out to be a great signing for Liverpool but it didn’t end up that bad for Spurs either. After missing out on the Colombian, Antonio Conte signed Dejan Kulusevski on an 18-month loan. And what seemed like a panic buy at that time has turned out to be a masterstroke of a signing from Fabio.

The Swede has left everyone impressed including Liverpool legend turned pundit Graeme Souness. He went on as far as comparing the 22-year-old with Kevin De Bruyne.

He told talkSPORT: “Kulusevski, I think, watch him. I think he’s De Bruyne-esque if you like, and he’s 22 years old.”

Tottenham fans will be ecstatic if Kulusevski is even half as prolific as De Bruyne during his Premier League career. One thing is for sure, with time on his side, the young star will only get better with age!

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Rhys Jaggar
Rhys Jaggar
1 month ago

I must say, that I can see a lot of comparisons with Gareth Bale too. The way he whips crosses in, the way he shoots, his first touch. Obviously he doesn’t have a young Bale’s pace, but it’s a meaningful comparison in my book…..

Average Joe OED
Average Joe OED
1 month ago

Kulusevski’s only weakness is a lack of pace. It will draw many complaints before all is in the books.

He more than makes up for that lack of pace with great positioning and the ability to put both strong feet all the way through any sort of contact. Not to mention his great sense of which direction to steer away from pressure. His holding and retaining power is excellent.

Park Lane
Park Lane
1 month ago

I think he is deceptively quick. Not lightning by any means, but just his frame and running style are unorthodox and make him look slower than he is.

East Stand.
East Stand.
1 month ago

We haven’t signed him yet, he’s on loan. So’s Romero still….

Howlitzer
Howlitzer
1 month ago
Reply to  East Stand.

Heard Romero is being considered by City

Park Lane
Park Lane
1 month ago
Reply to  Howlitzer

Romero was on loan at Atalanta from Juve in 2021.

Atalanta had an option to buy.

We wanted to buy Romero.

We could not buy him from Juve unless Atalanta waived their option.

Atalanta made the loan permanent for a pre-agreed lower amount.

Atalanta then ‘sold’ him to us (we have him essentially on the same deal Atalanta did)

CowSpurs
CowSpurs
1 month ago
Reply to  East Stand.

We do have an option to buy don’t we? I know this is Tottenham, but we’d be stupid not to sign him.

at large
at large
1 month ago
Reply to  East Stand.

Come on easty- we know Kulu and Cuti are done deals. Paratici’s no mug.

Park Lane
Park Lane
1 month ago
Reply to  East Stand.

Both can be bought if the club wish, at any point, for a pre-agreed price. The fee for Deki varies slightly I think, depending on when we pull the trigger.

After GLC’s loan got made permanent after a promising start, the club are obviously using caution.

It may also be a bit of book-management based on FFP. It may suit the club better to have one or both appear on nect year’s accounts

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