Spurs boss Conte knew he needed to strengthen in January to give his side a chance of finishing in the top four. Kulusevski and Bentancur were perhaps not his two main targets.
The Italian wanted to sign Adama Traore, who joined Barcelona, and Luis Diaz, who moved to Liverpool instead. But the Juventus duo’s additions have proven to be commercial successes so far.
They immediately improved Tottenham’s first-choice starting XI. This could ultimately be enough to continue their recent dominance over their local rivals.
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