In a recent report, Tuttomercatoweb claimed that Tottenham Hotspur are keeping tabs on Genoa defender Radu Dragusin. It has been mentioned that Spurs have set their sights on signing the Romanian centre-half next year.
Dragusin’s Decent Run Of Form In Serie A
Dragusin has been a solid presence on the defensive end of the field as he has put in a series of decent displays at the heart of Genoa’s backline during this campaign. The 21-year-old has found the back of the net once and earned one assist in 14 matches for the Italian outfit this season in all competitions.
The Romania international has been a reliable performer when defending inside his half based on his average of 0.8 tackles, 1.2 interceptions and 5.2 clearances per game in Serie A. He has even been accurate with his ball distribution after completing 81.7% of his attempted passes in the Italian top tier (stats via whoscored).
His current contract at the Italian club will expire in the summer of 2027. Hence, Tottenham will have to make a convincing offer if they are serious about acquiring Dragusin’s services in 2024.
Should Tottenham Hotspur Boss Angelos Postecoglu Snap Dragusin Up?
Dragusin is a solid tackler of the ball and can scan the danger well to secure the ball back for his side inside his half. He doesn’t hesitate to put his foot through the ball when the opposition are on the offensive. The Romanian talent is even proficient at playing his way out from the back.
Standing at 1.91m, Dragusin can use his strong frame to dominate the opposition attackers in the air. He is primarily a central defender but can also fill in as a full-back on either flank if needed.
We can expect Dragusin to inject more bite and steel into Tottenham boss Angelos Postecoglu’s defence. He could help Spurs challenge for some major honours over the next few years. At 21, the future is quite bright for the Romanian whizkid as long as he continues to develop with each season.
Hence, Postecoglu should focus on going all out to snap Dragusin up when the transfer window reopens at the start of next year. However, only time will tell whether he can make a smooth transition to life in English football.