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Antonio Nusa : Tottenham open talks for Club Brugge and Norway winger

Tottenham have opened talks with Club Brugge about a deal for winger Antonio Nusa; Spurs have been tracking Nusa for some time and looked into signing him last summer; the Norway winger has also been followed by Brentford and others

Brugge's Antonio Nusa celebrates after scoring his side's fourth goal during a Champions League group B soccer match between FC Porto and Club Brugge at the Dragao stadium in Porto, Portugal, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 202. (AP Photo/Luis Vieira)
Image: Tottenham have opened talks with Club Brugge about a deal for winger Antonio Nusa

Tottenham have opened talks with Club Brugge about a deal for winger Antonio Nusa.

Spurs have been tracking the Norway winger's progress for some time and are now looking to act quickly to get ahead of competition and secure a potential star of the future.

Discussions are around a purchase now that would see him stay on loan at the Belgian club until the summer.

Tottenham already signed Timo Werner as a winger on loan from RB Leipzig this month, so Nusa would find a lot of competition for places and would benefit more from staying where he is in the short term.

Nusa celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the game during the Europa Conference League mmatch between Club Brugge and Bodo/Glimt
Image: Nusa scored the opening goal during the Europa Conference League match between Club Brugge and Bodo/Glimt

Nusa was a player they looked into signing last summer and he has been tracked by a number of Premier League clubs including Brentford.

His signature would be seen as a coup for Spurs, who have acted bullishly in the January window to sign centre-back Radu Dragusin ahead of Bayern Munich and former Chelsea forward Werner.

Could Hojbjerg leave?

They are also still potentially in the market for a central midfielder before the deadline, with uncertainty over the future of Pierre Emile-Hojbjerg.

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They have a two-week break from action and do not play again until the FA Cup fourth-round tie against Manchester City on January 26 - and they might need Hojbjerg to start in that game.

Yves Bissouma and Pape Matar Sarr are away at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). James Maddison and Giovani Lo Celso are currently injured although there is hope one or both might be available in 10 days.

Hojbjerg played 90 minutes in the 2-2 draw at Manchester United on Sunday - only his fifth start in the Premier League this term - as manager Ange Postecoglou named only six subs on the bench due to the shortfall.

It is understood Tottenham will assess their options in the final days of the window and, considering who has returned by then, whether there is scope to let Hojbjerg go and a replacement brought in.

But Spurs are also not about to accept any cut-price deals for Hojbjerg, who still has 18 months left on his contract, and is of interest to Juventus and Napoli in Serie A as well as clubs in the Premier League.

Unless an obligation to buy is included, a loan is understood to be completely off the table, so any interested club must be ready to offer a permanent solution.

Spurs continue to work on younger, more long-term targets in every position and - as well as the established interest in Conor Gallagher at Chelsea, they have also been tracking Atalanta star Ederson.

Perisic joins Hajduk Split on loan

Ivan Perisic suffered an ACL injury in training
Image: Ivan Perisic suffered an ACL injury in training

Tottenham winger Ivan Perisic has joined HNK Hajduk Split on loan for the rest of the season which will bring his time at the club to an end.

The 34-year-old played in Spurs' first six matches of the season, providing two assists, before he suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury in September.

Perisic's contract with Tottenham expires this summer.

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