Official: Spurs sign €70m Juve duo Bentancur and Kulusevski

Robin Bairner
Robin Bairner
  • Updated: 31 Jan 2022 17:18 GMT
  • 3 min read
Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur, Juventus, 2021-22

Juventus have confirmed that Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski have joined Tottenham.

The Uruguay international midfielder will cost Spurs in the region of €19 million up front, with a possible €6m to follow in bonus payments.

Bentancur played 181 times for the Turin side in all competitions and scored three goals, but was better known for his disruptive play in the heart of their midfield.

A 46-time capped player, he will join Juventus after completing an international assignment with his country against Venezuela on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Kulusevski has arrived at Tottenham on an 18-month loan deal, which will cost the club a total of €10m over its duration.

If certain sporting targets are obtained, Juve will be due a further €35m and a permanent deal will be completed. If these are not, Spurs will have the option of making the deal permanent. This permanent fee will be due over the course of five years.

As such, the possible total value of these two deals is €70m. This figure is exactly what the combined fee of these players is estimated at by FootballTransfers' valuation algorithm.

Busy Deadline Day at Tottenham

It has been a busy transfer deadline day for Tottenham, with the club having earlier offloaded Tanguy Ndombele to Lyon. Bryan Gil and Dele Alli are expected to follow the France international out of the door.

Meanwhile, it has been a largely frustrating transfer window for Antonio Conte's side as they have missed out on a string of their biggest targets, leaving them scrapping for the Juventus pair, who have been dubbed as panic signings.

Conte has been frustrated by Spurs' transfer policy since arriving at the club, but should by somewhat placated by the arrival of the Juve duo.