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Ex-junior coach: Parma ace Kulusevski a mix of Robben and SMS

Former Brommapojkarna IF coach Andreas Engelmark has no doubts about the quality of Dejan Kulusevski.

Engelmark worked with the Atalanta midfielder as a junior with BIF and isn't surprised to hear Juventus are keen on the player currently starring on-loan with Parma.

He told TuttoJuve.com: "It is normal for the big clubs to start looking for you when a player plays to the level of Dejan. It was only a matter of time. He is a very versatile player, he can play as a midfielder but also as a winger and wing-back if he gets permission from the coach to express himself in the offensive overlaps.

"He also plays well off the number 9. But I think the best role is between the lines, where thanks to his dribbling he can create very dangerous situations. He is also strong in the first pressure when he defends.

"Who does he look like? I think Dejan has a mix of different players: he is similar to (Arjen) Robben in dribbling and he has a physical power similar to that of (Sergej) Milinkovic-Savic. But in the end he is himself, there is only one Dejan Kulusevski."

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