Report reveals Antonio Conte’s stance on permanent Kulusevski deal

Despite being on loan, Antonio Conte considers Dejan Kulusesvski a permanent member of the Tottenham squad, according to the Evening Standard.

Kulusevski has made an immediate impact since arriving from Juventus on transfer deadline day, demonstrating why he was so highly regarded at Parma.

In just 12 Premier League outings, the 21-year-old has nine goals to his name (Transfermakrt) and has provided another dimension to Tottenham’s attack alongside Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.

Spurs paid an £8 million loan fee to recruit Kulusevski in January, according to the Daily Mail, and are poised to exercise their £25 million option to buy him permanently this summer.

Tottenham have the option of delaying the winger’s signing until the summer of 2023, but they will have to pay £30 million for him if they do so.

Spurs will exercise their purchase option this summer, according to The Evening Standard, which backs up The Mail’s report. Conte, they believe, already thought of Kulusevski as a permanent member of his squad.