Tottenham Hotspur and Club Brugge are reportedly in talks over a deal for teenage sensation Antonio Nusa. The Belgian club are seeking € 30 million for the winger and a guarantee that he remains with the club for the remainder of the ongoing season as part of the deal.
Antonio Nusa, 18, was heavily linked with a move to Chelsea last summer, with the West London club approaching. But Club Brugge turned down a bid from Chelsea and kept hold of the youngster. Tottenham have also been tracking the Norwegian winger’s progress for some time now and are looking to quickly wrap up a deal before other clubs start circling.
Spurs have been in the January transfer market to strengthen in forward areas, having lost skipper Son Heung-min to the Asian Cup. If Nusa joins Spurs, he would become the club’s third signing of the winter transfer window following the arrival of Timo Werner on loan from RB Leipzig and Radu Dragusin from Genoa.
Ange Postecoglou and Tottenham mean business
Tottenham have enjoyed a fine first half of the 2023/24 season under new manager Ange Postecoglou. A rough patch across November and December had ruined a solid start to the campaign but just one defeat from last six Premier League outings has pushed Ange Postecoglou’s side back into the mix for Champions League qualification.
The Australian tactician has added Timo Werner and Radu Dragusin to his squad but has been stretched recently due to injuries, suspensions and international commitments. Postecoglou and Spurs continue to work on younger, more long-term targets in every area of the pitch. Their next move is bringing in a player for the future, with the north London club having already opened dialogue with Club Brugge for the signing of highly-rated Antonio Nusa.
Nusa joined Club Brugge from Stabaek in 2021 and enjoyed his breakthrough campaign in the Belgian Pro League last season, registering two goals and as many assists in 34 appearances. The left-winger has been impressive this campaign as well with three goals and three assists in all competitions. The 18-year-old, who marked his Norway debut by scoring in the 6-0 win over Jordan last September, predominantly operates from the left flank but is capable of playing on the right or through the middle.
Looking at the interest from several European bigwigs, it is clear to see that Nusa is considered among the most exciting young prospects, and with Postecoglou meticulously working to reinforce Spurs’ attack, perhaps the teenager’s signature would be worth snapping up. Should the deal go through, Nusa staying at Bruges for the rest of the campaign and continuing his development would be the most sensible idea.
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