Dejan Kulusevski has been grabbing the headlines after a starring display for Tottenham against Manchester City.
The Swede would start his second league game for Spurs vs City after a move in the January window.
And Kulusevski could not have asked for a better 90 minutes this weekend. Tottenham shocked the masses and came away with a staggering 3-2 win, which has blown the title race wide open.
It would be Kulusevski who opened the scoring on the day as well as providing an assist for the Lilywhites.
Clinical on the counter-attack ⚡️
Dejan Kulusevski, take a bow 🔥 pic.twitter.com/beLxymxufJ
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 19, 2022
Such an impressive display has now likely got some Tottenham fans thinking about signing the 21-year-old on a permanent basis. But just how much would that set Spurs back?
Well, Kulusevski joined Tottenham on an 18-month loan deal that costs Spurs £8.3m – £2.5m this season and £5.8m next season.
There is also an obligation to buy the Sweden international for £29.2m if certain sporting criteria are met, as per Sky.
What is the criteria? According to Fabrizio Romano, Tottenham would have to qualify for the Champions League next season with Kulusevski making 15 appearances as a starter:
Dejan Kulusevski deal #THFC ⚪️🇸🇪
▪️ Mandatory buy clause in case Tottenham will qualify to UCL next season/15 appearances as starter;
▪️ €10m loan fee until 2023. Buy clause worth €40m next summer, €35m this summer.
▪️ Add ons, details and more: https://t.co/nlMMhlggwh
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 3, 2022
Burnley up next for Tottenham
Tottenham’s next outing will see them face off with Burnley on Wednesday the 23rd of February.
The tie is a must-win for Spurs as they look to gain some ground on the rest of the Europe-chasing sides.
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Tottenham are currently three points behind both Arsenal and West Ham. However, they do have three games in hand on the Hammers and two games in hand on Manchester United, which is soon to be three after United face Leeds on Sunday.
Burnley, meanwhile, have climbed off the bottom of the table with a 3-0 win over Brighton. But the Clarets have still won just two league games all season.