Report: Man Utd in race to sign Sweden wonderkid Dejan Kulusevski

Manchester United are reportedly rivalling a number of European heavyweights for Parma starlet Dejan Kulusevski, along with Tottenham Hotspur.

That’s according to Italian newspaper TuttoSport, but the biggest question now is would Kulusevski be better suited to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United or José Mourinho’s Spurs?

Kulusevski, 19, left Atalanta in the summer to join Parma on a season-long loan in order to get more games time. He has made 14 appearances for the Serie A outfit thus far — scoring three times and registering five assists.

The Sweden international is a versatile midfielder given how he can play in attacking midfield or out wide, and his physicality could see him adapt to the Premier League quite easily. 

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His rise to prominence in Italy has led to plenty of discussion about future transfers.

The report suggests Kulusevski is valued at €45million (£38.5m) by his parent club, with Inter Milan and Juventus also said to be keen on the player, who is under contract until the summer of 2023.

If Kulusevski was to join Tottenham it’s worth taking into account how Mourinho already has an excellent depth in attacking quality — showing that by winning 4-2 against Olympiacos in the Champions League on Tuesday night. 

Spurs boast players like Son Heung-min, Lucas Moura, Erik Lamela, Giovani Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon out wide, while Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli can operate in the number 10 role, with the former showing signs of the best under Mourinho. 

United, on the other hand, need to be in the market for a new addition out wide. Solskjaer’s squad has a mix of overpaid, misfiring and raw talent in these positions such as Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood, Daniel James and Tahith Chong.

Juan Mata deserves a mention too, but the Spaniard is well past his best and can’t be week-in week-out anymore.

In the video below, Kulusevski confirms he is a Chelsea fan:


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