Tottenham Hotspur have struck gold with the signing of Dejan Kulusevski.
A much-maligned outcast from Juventus, the Swedish winger has loved an electrical begin to life in north London and that continued on Saturday afternoon as he was the principle star of the present as Spurs defeated Southampton to start the brand new Premier League marketing campaign.
The 22-year-old assisted their first objective as he teed up Ryan Sessegnon on the again publish to move residence the equaliser. He then discovered himself on the scoresheet simply after the hour mark, bagging the fourth within the 4-1 win with a curled effort from 15 yards out.
It makes it six targets and 9 assists from 21 appearances in a Lilywhites shirt.
Who has been the higher signing?
That’s one direct objective contribution each 98.6 minutes, which is successfully one per recreation – a outstanding feat.
It may have been ever so completely different, although, as Tottenham have been closely mooted with a transfer for Luis Diaz, earlier than his transfer to Liverpool however for chairman Daniel Levy and sporting director Fabio Paratici, that has been a blessing in disguise.
Actually, in line with The Athletic’s James Pearce, if Spurs didn’t register curiosity within the then-Porto star, then the Merseyside giants wouldn’t have made their transfer. One thing that left Levy fuming.
There is no such thing as a denying that the Colombian winger is an elite-level expertise and one which has additionally completed effectively within the Premier League to date, although it’s nothing in comparison with the extent of Kulusevski.
Diaz drew a clean in opposition to Fulham on the identical afternoon and has delivered simply six targets and 5 assists throughout 28 appearances for the Reds, averaging one direct objective contribution each 169 minutes, nearly one each two video games.
This distinction in high quality even led The Soccer Terrace host Terry Flewers to assert that “Dejan Kulusevski was a greater signing than Luis Diaz,” while verified journalist Alex Mitton has advised that “There [are] not many wingers on the planet I’d take over him presently.”
It ought to have been considerably anticipated, although, given the reward from journalist Nima Tavallaey Roodsari previous to his arrival as he dubbed him an “absolute monster” and a “continuous machine.”
As soon as dubbed a “nice expertise” by former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo, the Sweden worldwide is changing into one thing of a family identify, not simply in N17 however throughout the Premier League and as such, Tottenham have actually struck gold with the £110k-per-week star’s signature.
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