Dejan Kulusevski drops major transfer hint over Tottenham future and backs club over Antonio Conte sacking
DEJAN KULUSEVSKI has dropped a huge hint about his Tottenham future as he backed the club over the axing of Antonio Conte.
The 22-year-old was one of the Italian’s first recruitments and has become a regular alongside Harry Kane and Son Heung-min up front.
He joined in an 18-month loan deal in January 2022 from Juventus and Spurs are believed to be keen to make the deal permanent.
Despite the chaos that has engulfed the club, Kulusevski made clear how much he is “enjoying” his time in North London.
Discussing Conte’s exit, he star told Swedish outlet Fotbollskanalen: “It’s not me who decides. Whoever is the coach, we players will always accept and play for him and for everyone else.
“Now the club made this decision because they think it is the best and we players stand behind that.”
“[It’s] always sad when a person you work with and have grown close to has to leave. But life goes on and you just have to move on.
“He has been very important. I have learned a lot from him and I will always remember him, but right now we have his assistant who I know very well.
“Then we’ll see who comes in next season, but I enjoy the city and the club very much.”
It is set to be interesting few weeks for Kulusevski and his teammates as they attempt to scramble into the top four.
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The men tasked with leading the charge is Conte’s former assistant Cristian Stellini and former Spurs midfielder Ryan Mason.
Managing director Fabio Paratici explained why the club had kept the pair on in a video statement.
He said: “[Stellini] has a lot of experience as a second and has been first [team] coach some years in the past.
“But then we have Ryan Mason who can help him a lot as he’s been a part of this club for a long time and he knows everything about this club and this group of players.
“The players don’t have to change habit or style of training. To change everything with just 10 games to go would be very difficult on the players.”