Tottenham Hotspur are set to accelerate efforts to sign a new centre-back, as they prepare to make an offer for Genoa’s Radu Dragusin ‘in the next few hours’, according to a report from Calciomercato.
The Romania International has continued to impress this season, making 20 appearances in all competitions for I Rossoblù and also emerging as a target for various clubs around Europe as Genoa continue to fight to keep him.
Following Christian Romero’s injury, Spurs are making concrete efforts to sign the 21-year-old and Calciomercato reports that contacts for an offer will be initiated ‘in the next few hours’.
Genoa value the Romanian not less than £26m and reports reveal that Tottenham are set to invest a less astronomical but significant offer to bring him to North London amid Interest from AS Roma, Atalanta, Inter Milan, and Napoli.
After spending the previous season on loan with Genoa in the Italian Serie B, Dragusin joined Alberto Gilardino’s side on a permanent deal from Juventus for €5m and is contracted at the Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris until 2027.
Should Spurs sign Dragusin?
Tottenham’s recent 4-2 defeat at the hands of Brighton and Hove Albion has raised apprehensions for the team and manager Ange Postecoglou.
The vulnerability in defence exposed by Brighton’s incisive attacks, coupled with the absence of key defenders like Van de Ven and Christian Romero, accentuates the urgent need for reinforcements with Dragusin on sight.
Dragusin emerged through Juventus’ youth system, initially arriving from AS Metropolitan in 2018.
Despite limited opportunities with the Bianconeri, he gained valuable experience during loan spells with Sampdoria, Salernitana, and Genoa, where he established himself.
Standing at an imposing height of 1.91 meters, the Romania international brings a robust and combative presence as a center-back. His prowess in aerial duels and physical attributes align well with the demanding nature of the Premier League, positioning him as a formidable obstacle for opposing attackers in the league.
Dragusin appears to be a potential solution to bolster the defensive line; however, the question remains whether he can seamlessly integrate into the starting XI and adapt swiftly to the team’s dynamics.
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