According to reports, Tottenham will sign Dejan Kulusevski on a permanent basis next summer.
Last winter, Juventus signed the 22-year-old Swedish international on an 18-month loan. Kulusevski wasted no time in proving his worth, scoring 13 goals in 18 league games last season to help Tottenham finish fourth.
And now transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has reported that Spurs will sign him on a permanent in 2023.
The transfer specialist claimed that there are ‘no doubts’ Tottenham will sign Kulusevski on a permanent next summer.
Spurs have two options to turn his loan spell to a permanent contract. The first option is to buy the player for €35 million if he appears in 20 Premier League games for 45 minutes or more and Spurs qualify for the UEFA Champions League.
Second, there is a buy-option clause that allows Spurs to buy him outright if certain conditions are not met.
If Spurs maintain their current form, they will qualify for the Champions League and may even challenge for the title. After seven league games, they have 17 points, the same as Manchester City, who leads on goal difference.
What does this mean for Lucas Moura?
Given Tottenham’s intention to sign Kulusevski in some form or another, the writing may be on the wall for £25 million signing Lucas Moura.
After the arrivals of Kulusevski and Richarlison, the Brazilian has been demoted to fifth choice forward and has only played 12 minutes of football this season so far.
The player had previously claimed that his future is up to Spurs who have an option to extend his contract by one year but recent reports have suggested that with his contract ending next summer, the former PSG star is ‘keen to explore other opportunities‘.
And with Kulusevski set to arrive permanently, Moura’s time in north London may be coming to an end.
1. The buy option is not a secret.
2. He has already replaced Moura.
nicely put …………………
Just like so many others who have either won before or after joining Spurs, he has won lots of trophies, then suddenly nothing.
Moura obviously seems like a good sort. However his Spurs career has been as ‘Spursy’ as it gets and mediocre at best. However, let’s not be unfair to him, most of the players we sign turn out the same way in Levyland. Without silverware…
Your list of his achievements for Spurs mirrors those of all the Spurs players.None of them have won anything with us.Moura was a whole hearted performer,but his moments of quality were sadly few and far between and he mostly flattered to decieve.He had enough opportunities to make himself a regular starter,but just couldn’t produce.Best he moves on to a less demanding league.
I think he was given plenty of opportunities to shine, but the consistency was never there. Kulu comes in at 21 years of age, having never played in England, and immediately displaces him, which tells us a lot.
Probably taken from Romano, who doesn’t give any specifics for the second buy option either.
Moura —> back to Brazil. Small stature, huge heart, nothing to prove. Has the air game of a much taller athlete. Great teammate on and off the pitch. Played for some big European clubs, played in EPL, scored a hat trick in a CL semifinal, FFS.
Go back to the homeland with your family and with a huge sense of pride for your accomplishments, and finish your career close to home. Enjoy the life.
I greatly appreciate Moura’s time with Spurs. He does not need to go another season after this still begging for minutes. His accomplishments can now be seen both on paper and on film. Needs to go where he can be happy with the rest of his life.
Not really sure any of us needed any ‘reports’ to inform us THFC signing Kulusevski isn’t an absolute, slam-dunk, no question given?
You do not explain the financial terms of the second buy-option clause for Spurs to buy him outright if certain conditions are not met.
lucas needs the game-time he’s not getting at Spurs . A very good whole -hearted player who has been treated a little bit harshly by management. You would expect him to still fetch £15-£20m , so undoubtedly an above average squad player and this belies the woes of some fans who feel the team has not been improved . He cannot get a game now , wasn’t that long ago he was first on the team-sheet .
I shall miss him and his tenacity , wish all our boys played with the same commitment .
I wish you well sir ……………….