A number of Tottenham Hotspur fans have reacted with dismay upon hearing how much Dejan Kulusevski could cost.
Spurs have struggled in the January transfer window, missing out on several reported key targets.
Tottenham were seemingly closing in on Adama Traore, only for him to pick Barcelona.
Spurs also bid for Luis Diaz, but Liverpool then swooped in and now he’s apparently Anfield-bound.
Now, Tottenham are reportedly trying to land Dejan Kulusevski from Juventus.
Fabrizio Romano shared an update on Friday night regarding discussions between Tottenham and Juve.
Quoting Sky Sport, he claimed Tottenham were pushing for a loan with buy option clause.
This could become mandatory under certain conditions during the six-month loan, he said.
And Tottenham would reportedly be looking to pay around €30m (£25m).
However, Romano claimed Juve want an obligation to buy for around £40m (£33m).
Some Spurs fans were shocked by how much Juve apparently want for Kulusevski:
40m EUR is outrageous
— George Bannister (@georgebann) January 28, 2022
They know theres a hole in our boat
— Zeus⚡️ (@Zeus1882x) January 28, 2022
Surely we must have some other targets. Not being funny but Raphinha. We could get him for something near to that fee.
What’s the point. The guy is nothing special. Bergwijn’s got a better goal record than him..
— Llorismo (@MouraThis) January 28, 2022
They obviously know we’re desperate and have ~€40m to spend from the failed Diaz deal. Not surprised they’re trying to fleece us.
— Hans Moleman (@SpursLDN90) January 28, 2022
We really went from vlahovic to diaz to kulusevski…. please just be Tuesday already 😣
— paul (@arcticsrock) January 28, 2022
They are probably looking at what Paratici paid for Emerson and what has happened during this window and feel like they have a good shot at 40m
— Jim Demaurice (@moonkinjim) January 28, 2022
It’s laughable. I don’t even think he’ll be a starter for us
— Lee Trowbridge (@LeeTrowbridge2) January 28, 2022
They know we’re desperate, this is what happens when you leave it late
— THFC__ (@TheSpursLink) January 28, 2022
Kulusevski has been linked with Tottenham over the past few weeks and, to be fair, his reported price tag has been there or thereabouts.
At the start of the month, CBS Sports claimed Antonio Conte was ready to spend around £40million on the Sweden international.
That said, the fact Spurs are only just launching a bid for Kulusevski could suggest he was quite low down the pecking order.
It remains to be seen what Tottenham can do before Monday night, but neither option regarding Kulusevski seems overly great.
Either Spurs end up paying what some fans think is over the odds for him, or they miss out on him altogether and risk having no new signings at all come Tuesday.
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