The defensive department of the Tottenham squad needs quality additions this winter. According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Tottenham Hotspur are hoping to sign France international Pierre Kalulu.
The France international joined AC Milan from Lyon B for a fee in the region of 1.3 million euros in September 2020. His contract expires in the summer of 2027.
The centre-back has made 21 appearances for Milan but is yet to score or register an assist for them this season across all fronts.
Kalulu has long been touted as one of France’s most promising young talents. The 22-year-old has represented France at Under-18, Under-19, Under-20, Under-21 and Under-23 level, winning 36 caps and scoring 2 goals.
His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Tottenham Hotspur.
Antonio Conte sees Kalulu as the perfect addition to his defense. The former Lyon man is often quick to scan the danger and is not shy of getting stuck in with some well-timed tackles to help secure possession back for his side. His arrival would give Tottenham some much needed tactical flexibility.
World Football Rumours
According to the report, “Tottenham are the newest club to have an interest in signing AC Milan defender Pierre Kalulu. The Premier League giants are hoping to improve their squad for boss Antonio Conte in the January transfer window. Signing a central defender is a key priority for Conte and sporting director Fabio Paritici. Inter Milan stars Alessandro Bastoni and Milan Skriniar are two options, while the links to Kalulu have emerged recently. Per Calciomercato, the Frenchman will become Spurs’ priority if they cannot convince Inter to sell Bastoni or Skriniar. Meanwhile, Newcastle United and Real Madrid are also monitoring Kalulu’s situation.”
It would take a huge offer from Tottenham to prise the 22-year-old centre-back from Milan.
The Rossoneri are preparing to sell their centre-back should they receive a massive offer for him.
Good signing for Tottenham Hotspur?
Pierre Kalulu stands as an excellent option for Tottenham Hotspur.
A centre-back of Kalulu’s ceiling will be a massive addition to Tottenham squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Antonio Conte’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his defensive department.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
It will be interesting to see whether the Spurs will make their move during the winter transfer window.
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Should Tottenham Hotspur make a move for Pierre Kalulu this winter?
Naples-born Enzo Cattaneo has spent more than a decade living in Madrid and writing about Spanish football, German football and the Premier League for various Spanish football websites and now he writes about World football for World Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers and rumours pretty much nonstop since the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time playing Esports games.