Spurs Sign Juventus Duo: Bentancur and Kulesevski complete moves to North London
 Dejan Kulusevski  looks on during the Serie A match between Juventus and Udinese via DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur have finally dipped into the transfer market at the eleventh hour with the double signing of Juventus duo Dejan Kulesevski and Robin Bentancur

Kulesevski joins Tottenham on an initial 18-month loan deal with an obligation to buy at the end of this loan. Bentancur is a permanent transfer to White Hart Lane rumoured to be in the region of £20 million. 

Football insider Fabrizio Romano reported last night:


Kulesevski had made 27 appearances so far this season for Juventus mostly off the bench, scoring a solitary goal in the league and once in the Champions League.

Bentancur has featured more prominently for the Old Lady this season, making 18 starts in all competitions providing three assists. Aston Villa were also after the Uruguayan midfielder, but their offer was rejected by Juventus earlier this month. 

This is the second time Tottenham's Managing Director of Football, Fabio Paritici, has signed the duo. He sanctioned the deal for Kulesevski from Atalanta in 2020 and Bentancur from Boca Juniors in 2017, whilst he was at Juventus. 

  • Roles in the Conte set-up

The biggest question pundits and Spurs fans have of these two signings is where they fit in the set-up under Antonio Conte and what their signings means for other squad players. 

Kulesevski can be seen as a replacement for the outgoing Bryan Gil, who is heading on loan to Valencia.

The Swede will be deployed in one of two ways under Conte. Either in the fluid front three alongside Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son, or he could be deployed as a makeshift RWB in the famed Conte formation. Kulesevski can also be played as a centre forward, which could solve the issue of the overworked Harry Kane

Bentancur will more than likely be used in the midfield two just in front of the defence, alongside the likes of Harry Winks, Pierre-Emille Hojberg and Oliver Skipp. The one thing that will excite Spurs fans is that Bentancur likes to shoot from distance, which is something outside of the odd shot that Tottenham doesn't often do.