Dejan Kulusevski: “I’m very grateful for this opportunity that Spurs have given me”
ENFIELD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 31: Tottenham Hotspur new signing Dejan Kulusevski poses for a photo at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre on January 31, 2022 in Enfield, England. (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

 Dejan Kulusevski has agreed to join Tottenham Hotspur on an 18-month loan with an option to buy.

Prior to signing with Spurs, he played for AtalantaJuventus and had two different loan spells with Parma

Exciting times

Kulesevski spoke with SpursTV and revealed his excitement to join the Premier League. 

I feel very good, I’m very happy to be here, very grateful for this opportunity that Spurs have given me,” Dejan said.

“The Premier League has always been the league – since I was 15 I was thinking about the Premier League because that’s what we watched in Sweden, that was the best league in the world and I still think it is. It’s just another world. I was always thinking ‘when can I go there?’ and then when this opportunity came, I didn’t think twice.”

The 21 year-old already had 20 appearances with the Sweden senior national team and was named Best Young Player in Serie A for his performances on loan at Parma in 2019/20.

Kulusevski has become a regular at Juventus, scoring in the Coppa Italia final last season and making 27 appearances this term.

He also played five Champions League games with I Bianconeri this season.

Strengths

The Stockholm native also added his strengths and what he brings to this Tottenham Hotspur squad.

“I hope to bring energy to the team. I love playing football, it’s the best thing in the world, playing, attacking, defending, playing for each other. To win games, score goals, assists… I just want to do it all. 

"I always want to go forward, I always want to score more goals. I’m not the type where if we are winning 2-0 or 3-0 I’m going to go back and defend the result – I want to play, enjoy, have fun and score goals. I’m very happy, just coming here with fresh energy, a new club, a new stadium.

"I can’t wait to meet the fans, to get to know the whole club, the players in the team… it’s just exciting times. I’m so happy to be here, really. It’s a dream come true, being here.”

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