An insight into some of the finer details of Tottenham Hotspur’s move to bring Dejan Kulusevski to the club last month has been provided on Thursday.
The latest round of information comes by way of transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.
The Italian journalist, widely renowned as something of a guru when it comes to transfer business, has first confirmed that Kulusevski, who made the move to north London this week alongside fellow Juventus star Rodrigo Bentancur, has initially penned loan terms with Spurs through the summer of 2023.
The Swedish international has set the Lilywhites back a loan fee of five million euros for the remainder of the current campaign, with a further 5 million to head the way of Juventus in 18 months’ time, too.
When it comes to buyout clauses, Fabio Paratici and co. will have the option to make Kulu’s arrival permanent this summer for a fee of 35 million euros.
Alternatively, should they opt against triggering this clause, the capital outfit will see their option become an obligation following the conclusion of the 2022/23 campaign, under two specific conditions.
First, under the condition that the Lilywhites secure qualification for the Champions League. Or, in the case that Kulusevski manages 15 appearances as a starter over the course of the season.
Dejan Kulusevski deal #THFC ⚪️🇸🇪
▪️ Mandatory buy clause in case Tottenham will qualify to UCL next season/15 appearances as starter;
▪️ €10m loan fee until 2023. Buy clause worth €40m next summer, €35m this summer.
▪️ Add ons, details and more: https://t.co/nlMMhlggwh
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 3, 2022
Turning attentions away from the transfer market and back towards matters on the pitch, Kulusevski could yet be afforded his Tottenham bow in a little over 48 hours’ time.
This comes with Antonio Conte’s troops set to return to action on the back of a two-week break in an FA Cup 4th-round meeting with Brighton.
After being ousted from the Europa Conference League in embarrassing fashion at the first hurdle, the FA Cup represents Spurs’ only real remaining shot at silverware this season, with the north Londoners, in turn, no doubt desperate to get the better of Graham Potter’s Brighton and book their spot in the competition’s 5th-round on Saturday night.
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