Juventus pair Kulusevski and Bentancur seal moves to Tottenham

Jason Soutar
Juventus duo Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur celebrate a goal with Federico Chiesa

Tottenham have signed Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur from Juventus, both clubs have confirmed.

Sweden international Kulusevski has joined on an 18-month loan with an option to buy for €35million.

As per Fabrizio Romano, Spurs will pay a €10m loan fee for the 21-year-old and can pay the €35m permanent fee over five years.

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The option will become an obligation to buy depending on certain conditions, involving Champions League qualification and appearances.

Juventus paid over £30m to sign the winger from Atalanta in January 2020. He made 74 appearances for the Old Lady, scoring nine times.

The deal involving Bentancur is a permanent one. The Uruguay international has signed a contract at Spurs lasting until 2026.

According to a Juventus statement, the 24-year-old will join for an initial fee of €19m, payable over three years, potentially rising to €25m.

Bentancur has 46 caps for his country and spent four-and-a-half years at Juventus after signing from Boca Juniors in July 2017.

Both deals are subject to international clearance and a work permit.

Meanwhile, Spurs midfielder Tanguy Ndombele has completed a loan move to Ligue 1 side Lyon for the remainder of the season.

Lyon confirmed they have paid a fee of €1.42m to finalise the deal, which includes an option to make the move permanent.

Ndombele is Tottenham’s club-record signing but has struggled to make a lasting impact in north London.

Current Spurs boss Conte was asked about Ndombele’s future in a press conference ten days ago and although he didn’t want to give too much away, he did little to deny rumours of Ndombele’s impending departure.

“Honestly, I prefer to speak about this topic always with the club. For sure I made an evaluation about the squad but I have spoken to the club and I hope the club listen to me,” said the Italian.

There had been lots of speculation that Mauricio Pochettino wanted to take him to Paris Saint-Germain, while a report last Wednesday insisted that Valencia had agreed a loan deal until the end of the season.