06/12/2021; 7:29 PM By : Steven D. Thompson
The Antonio Conte era at Tottenham is well and truly underway. The Italian gaffer has a bird’s eye view of the situation at Spurs and has admitted that it is not an enviable task. The former Chelsea manager is known for his strict tactical discipline and passionate approach to the game. The signals at Tottenham suggest a long hard road for the former Juventus manager.
Tottenham are struggling for goals, and the North London side have still not found a way to get Harry Kane to start firing on all cylinders. The English international has managed only one Premier League goal this season. It is a far cry from what he used to deliver. At this stage last season, Harry Kane had already scored nine Premier League goals.
Conte is not deluded at the size of the problem and looks to fix it in the January transfer window. Tottenham have scored just 16 goals from 15 matches this season. The team is in need of creativity. Conte is looking to Italy to bring in a midfielder who can help unleash the monster in Harry Kane. The North London side has set its sights on Juventus midfielder Dejan Kulusevski.
Antonio Conte hopes to land Dejan Kulusevski from Juventus during the winter transfer window.
According to Sportmediaset, Tottenham and Arsenal have shown interest in the 21-year-old Swedish midfielder. Bids on the table for the player have been no more than loan bids with an option to buy. The former Atalanta player expects to attract a fee of no less than £31 million.
Kulusevski was awarded the Serie A Best Young Player in the 2019/20 season for his performances on loan at Parma. Kulusevski brings a different dimension to the table and can offer Spurs the creativity they currently lack.
The youngster does not lack experience as he has pooled over 100 first-team appearances for Italian clubs, with 11 coming in the Champions League.
Antonio Conte kicked off his era at Tottenham with a 0-0 draw at Everton. The Italian has seen his team score seven goals in four matches and conceded only one in the 2-1 win over Leeds United.
The only loss credited to the Italian is the 2-1 loss to NS Mura in the Europa Conference League. Tottenham is undoubtedly more difficult to break down, but creativity is lacking on the side. It is despite an improvement in the goal-scoring department.
Antonio Conte came in to set Spurs on the right course after Nuno Espirito Santo was abruptly fired, following a spate of poor results. The Portuguese manager recorded five losses from seven games.
Antonio Conte has done an admirable job so far, and with funds to spend in the winter transfer window, the Swede prodigy may land in North London. With the joint third-worst attack in the Premiership, Kulusevski should be a remedy to the situation.