Just a few months ago, it was no secret that Tottenham Hotspur were battling Barcelona for the signing of Lucas Bergvall.

It seemed hard to believe that Spurs would beat the Catalan giants for the Djurgarden youngster, but they did, and are waiting for him to join them in the summer.

Swedish outlet Sportbladet today features an interview with Peter Kisfaludy, who’s a sports coordinator at the Swedish side, relayed by FotbollTransfers, sharing some interesting quotes from that chat.

According to the club employee, there was actually no surprise that Bergvall joined Tottenham, and Dejan Kulusevski was also aware that the transfer would take place.

“I always knew that it would be Tottenham. Because I talked to Dejan Kulusevski. I messaged him and said Lucas is coming down, so take good care of him. Dejan is fantastic and has a huge amount of experience despite being only 24 years old. No one seems to settle on Dejan.”

Kisfaludy also revealed that Bergvall and Kulusevski have known each other for a while now.

“It was when Dejan played for Juventus three years ago. When we were down there, we were at Dejan’s house for dinner and it was the first time we met. Now after that it was of course bingo. That Lucas got to sit with Dejan for a whole evening. I think that was important.”

Kisfalidy also talked about Ange Postecoglou’s influence.

“He got a better feeling and that is not so strange. When the coach Ange Postecoglou sits down with him and says that he loves young players and that he will get the chance here if he works hard. Compare that to Barcelona, ​​where you didn’t even know who would coach the team.”

Tottenham spent €10m to get Bergvall signed from Djurgarden, and let him stay loaned at the Swedish side until the end of the season.

Playing for his club this season, he has four goals and four assists in just seven appearances, and is still impressing for them.

It will now just take a few months until he arrives at Spurs, where he is eagerly anticipated.