Antonio Conte reportedly could make shock decision to drop £39 million Tottenham ace for the West Ham clash on Sunday.

According to Football.London, Dejan Kulusevski could be replaced by Richarlison for the crunch Tottenham vs West Ham clash tomorrow.

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The 22-year-old joined Tottenham on an £8 million loan from Juventus in January 2022, and the North London outfit have an option to buy him permanently for €35 million (£31 million) this summer (The Guardian).

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£39 million in total for a player with the Sweden international’s quality is tremendous value in the current climate.

Kulusevski is a key player for Tottenham and has been a huge hit in North London over the past 13 months. He has bagged an impressive seven goals and 14 assists in 40 games for Spurs thus far (Transfermarkt).

However, it seems as though his patchy recent form could see him dropped…

Tottenham ace faces being dropped for West Ham clash

The Premier League game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this weekend is an absolutely huge one for both sides.

Spurs have been incredibly inconsistent in recent weeks and as a result, Football.London claim that Conte, who will be absent from the game himself, could make a couple of big changes.

Tottenham ace faces being dropped for West Ham clash
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One of them would see Richarlison come in for Kulusevski, after the Swedish attacker’s poor performance against AC Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

In my opinion, that should be good news for the Hammers. The 22-year-old is far harder to deal with than the Brazilian in my view.

The West Ham defenders will surely be delighted if Kulusevski doesn’t start for Tottenham on Sunday.

And because of that, I just can’t see Conte dropping the 22-year-old star this weekend. It would be a major shock as far as I’m concerned.


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