Tottenham Hotspur fans are starting to become concerned as to why they are yet to sign Dejan Kulusevski permanently.
Spurs initially signed the 22-year-old on an 18-month loan deal back in 2021.
Last summer, they passed up on their option to make the deal permanent, although once again this summer, that option is once again valid.
So why has the deal not been completed yet? Here’s why...
Kulusevski deal hold up?
Tottenham and Juventus are due to meet in the coming days to discuss a deal for Dejan Kulusveski, according to GOAL.
Spurs are not obliged to buy the winger having failed to qualify for the Champions League.
Therefore, they are seeking a discount on the €35 million option which they have to sign him.
It is highly likely that Tottenham will eventually make the deal permanent regardless of whether they can get him for a reduced fee.
Juventus are in desperate need of cash, having already listed the likes of Dusan Vlahovic and Federico Chiesa for sale.
This could play into Spurs’ hands as they attempt to negotiate a better price for the Swede.
Furthermore, both the north London club and the player are keen to continue together.