Tottenham chief Daniel Levy draws up £115m double transfer masterplan

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Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy is plotting an exciting yet audacious swoop for Juventus duo Matthijs de Ligt and Dejan Kulusevski, according to reports. Levy could use Spurs director of football Fabio Paratici’s Juventus links to seal deals for two of Europe’s most promising players.

Paratici signed both De Ligt and Kulusevski during his tenure as Juventus sporting director.

In 2019, De Ligt arrived on a five-year deal from Ajax, with his £67.8million (€75m) fee making him the most expensive defender in Italian top-flight history.

Kulusevski joined Juventus in a £29.7m (€35m) deal from Atalanta in January 2020,

Paratici brokered deals for both players when they were teenagers and, years later, could help Levy secure their services to boost Spurs’ present and future.

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According to Calciomercato, Tottenham are willing to make a double offer for De Ligt and Kulusevski in an upcoming transfer window.

Levy is ready to pay £29.7m (€35m) for Kulusevski, the same fee Juventus bought him for, and £85.4m (€100m) for De Ligt – offering a healthy profit.

The Serie A giants’ stance on either player’s availability isn’t yet clear, but the combined £115m offer would undoubtedly test their resolve.


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Tottenham’s reported interest in De Ligt in particular comes as no surprise given Paratici’s past comments about the defender.

In 2019, the then-Juventus sporting director gave De Ligt a glowing reference, describing him as ‘one of the best investments’ the club had made.

He said: “Soon, he [De Ligt] will be the best defender in the world. You see the improvements and the qualities of a great player; he is a humble boy and will become one of the best.

“De Ligt is a special guy; he has the mentality of a champion. He is a professional who is never satisfied with what he achieves. It was one of the best investments the management has made so far.”

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Levy backed new head coach Nuno Espirito Santo with five players in deals worth around £100m collectively.

Nuno’s side are currently enduring a woeful run of form, prompting early questions regarding whether he’s the right candidate to take the club forward.

Spurs have lost their last three Premier League games, all against London rivals, conceding three goals in each and scoring just once.

Levy will be eyeing De Ligt and Kulusevski as stalwarts for years to come, but results might have to change quickly if Nuno is to be a part of that.

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