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Dejan Kulusevski's Agent Talks Man United Rumours, Interest from 'Several' Clubs

Matt JonesFeatured ColumnistDecember 20, 2019

Dejan Kulusevski (right)
Dejan Kulusevski (right)MB Media/Getty Images

The agent for Parma forward Dejan Kulusevski has said the youngster is attracting interest from a number of Premier League clubs.

The 19-year-old has enjoyed a strong 2019-20 campaign, cementing his place in the Parma side and excelling against some of the best defenders in Serie A.

Naturally, speculation has started to ramp up regarding a possible transfer, with Manchester United among those linked. The player's representative Stefano Sam told Radio Punto Nuovo (h/t Calciomercato, via Joe Bray of the Manchester Evening News) the on-loan Atalanta man is attracting interest:

"The boy's dream is to play in a great team, but it's everyone's dream.

"What Dejan wants is a great leap, reasoned and studied, putting all the parties together. 

"Manchester United on Kulusevski? He is followed by several Premier League clubs; he could have left this summer, too.

"He is doing very well now, we decided to take this route at Parma, and the boy was very intelligent from a sporting point of view.

"There were so many great offers this summer; we went to Parma because to get to the big ones you have to do the right path."

On Saturday, the Sweden international produced his best performance of the season, helping his side earn a memorable 2-1 win over Napoli at the San Paolo:

Per Statman Dave, not only was Kulusevski involved in both goals on the day, he was a constant threat to the Napoli defence throughout the contest:

Statman Dave @StatmanDave

Dejan Kulusevski’s game by numbers vs. Napoli: 92% pass accuracy 3 chances created 3 ball recoveries 2 successful take-ons 1 tackle won 1 assist 1 goal Directly involved in both goals. ⚽️🅰️ https://t.co/FHGkhjDEmt

Given the nature of his performances, it's not a shock that a number of clubs are keen on the Parma star. According to Gianluca Di Marzio (h/t Football Italia), Inter Milan have already held talks with Atalanta over a possible €35 million (£30 million) switch in the summer.

The youngster is benefitting from regular game time. Operating on the right flank, he's free to influence the game in the final third, and as evidenced by his performance against Napoli, the teenager can be a huge threat on the counter-attack, too.

What's stood out about the Swede in the early stages of his career is his composed decision-making.

As Squawka Football relayed, the winger has been one of the most creative players in Serie A this term:

Squawka Football @Squawka

Only Luis Alberto (11) has provided more assists in Serie A this season than 19-year-old Dejan Kulusevski. And he's scored four goals. 🇸🇪 https://t.co/3xy8ZKAX7l

For Kulusevski, it's clear just how much he's benefitted from getting regular minutes this season, and that's something he will need to consider before making a call on any transfer at the end of the campaign.

Atalanta have progressed into the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League this term and will surely have ambitions of keeping the prospect when he returns from loan. However, with so much buzz around the tyro, big-money offers feel inevitable.