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Gary Neville says 'exciting' Dejan Kulusevski could be worth £100m

Gary Neville has dubbed Tottenham starman Dejan Kulusevski as a very "exciting" player who is pushing to become worth over £100 million.

His comments came on Sky Sports following Tottenham's 2-0 win away to Nottingham Forest, with the Swede being the star of the show, scoring and providing the assist to Richarlison's goal.

The win saw Ange Postecoglou's side record back-to-back league wins, putting to an end a horrible run of form and solidifying their position in fifth.

Neville was impressed with Kulusevski, particularly ever since he has been deployed in central attacking midfield following James Maddison's injury.

"Players that play in that role, that take it on the back foot and accept it on the back foot, the attacking midfielders, the No. 10s, any player of that ilk, they're very rare to be able to do that," he said.

"What we've seen in the last few weeks is him playing that role and become one of the rare players," he added.

"You're talking about him going from a player who might be £50 million on the right to being something that if he gets going in that No. 10 position, can be really special and then you're pushing it to an £80 million or £100 million player," Neville continued.

Kulusevski has five goals and two assists in 17 Premier League games this season, yet has been particularly bright in the games where he played centrally, recording goals and assists against both Forest and Manchester City.

"It's only potential at the moment and there's a long way to go, but that's what I see in him playing in that more central role," he said.

He noted that this is "really exciting" and that James Maddison will "have to fight for that back".

Kulusevski officially joined Tottenham on a permanent basis last summer, and given he is still 23, he has the potential to be a top player in Postecoglu's system.

The player seems to be enjoying his football, saying after the game that playing under the Australian manager is "amazing".

"Training is so fun and I really like him as a guy. If I would choose my football, this is the football. Attack, combine a lot and very fun training sessions," he added.

"We don't play to lose, but play to win," Kulusevski commented.


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