Comparing Dejan Kulusevski’s stats with Tottenham’s other forwards

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Juventus forward Dejan Kulsevski during their match with Internazionale in Milan, Italy, January 2022.

It’s been a frustrating January transfer window for everybody associated with Tottenham but they’re reportedly closing in on the signing of Juventus forward Dejan Kulusevski.

After missing out on Adama Traore and Luis Diaz, Fabrizio Romano has reported that Spurs are in advanced talks over Kulusevski, and a loan deal could be announced imminently – with an option to buy for £25million.

Romano has also claimed that the switch will include a purchase clause that becomes mandatory if Tottenham qualify for the Champions League or if he makes a particular amount of appearances.

The Sweden international made a fine start to life at Juventus but has found himself on the sidelines recently and Juve boss Max Allegri was open to selling the 21-year-old.

Antonio Conte will be relieved that Spurs are bolstering their squad after an infuriating first window as manager but how good is Kulusevski and does he represent an upgrade on Tottenham’s existing forwards?

We’ve compared the 2021-22 Serie A stats of Kulusevski with the Premier League stats of Tottenham’s current forward options.

Note: We haven’t included Bryan Gil, Dele Alli or Giovanni Lo Celso due to their lack of minutes.

Goals
Son Heung-min – 8
Harry Kane – 5
Steven Bergwijn – 2
Lucas Moura – 2
Dejan Kulusevski – 1

Assists
Son Heung-min – 3
Dejan Kulusevski – 3
Lucas Moura – 3
Harry Kane – 2
Steven Bergwijn – 1

Minutes per goal
Son Heung-min – 186
Steven Bergwijn – 206
Harry Kane – 322.4
Lucas Moura – 669.5
Dejan Kulusevski – 762

Minutes per goal or assist
Son Heung-min – 135.3
Steven Bergwijn – 137.3
Dejan Kulusevski – 190.5
Harry Kane – 230.3
Lucas Moura – 267.8

Chances created per 90 minutes
Son Heung-min – 1.9
Lucas Moura – 1.6
Steven Bergwijn – 1.3
Harry Kane – 1.1
Dejan Kulusevski – 0.5

Successful dribbles per 90 minutes (success rate)
Lucas Moura – 3.0 (65.2%)
Dejan Kulusevski – 2.1 (55.3%)
Son Heung-min – 1.7 (56.6%)
Steven Bergwijn – 1.7 (54.8%)
Harry Kane – 1.6 (53.3%)

Passes per 90 minutes (passing accuracy)
Lucas Moura – 37.8 (77.0%)
Son Heung-min – 33.6 (85.1%)
Dejan Kulusevski – 27.3 (81.7%)
Harry Kane – 24.5 (73.5%)
Steven Bergwijn – 24.0 (84.6%)

Shots per 90 minutes (inside penalty area)
Harry Kane – 3.4 (1.8)
Steven Bergwijn – 2.8 (1.7)
Son Heung-min – 2.7 (1.4)
Dejan Kulusevski – 2.1 (1.7)
Lucas Moura – 2.0 (1.9)


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