Tottenham Hotspur make a move for Juventus youngster Radu Dragusin
According to Italian journalist Gianluigi Longari (h/t Shields Gazzette), Tottenham Hotspur have made an approach to sign Juventus youngster Radu Dragusin, who is out of contract at the end of the season.
The 18-year-old defender came through the ranks at Romanian outfit Regal Bucuresti before making the switch to the Juventus youth setup in 2018. Having broken into the club’s Primavera outfit last season, Dragusin has made rapid strides and is currently part of the first-team setup under Andrea Pirlo.
Indeed Dragusin made his senior debut for Juventus in December last year in a UEFA Champions League encounter against Dynamo Kyiv. Since then, he has featured on a couple more occasions, in Serie A and Coppa Italia, and has been a regular presence among the substitutes.
However, Dragusin’s contract with Juventus runs out at the end of the season. Having entered the final six months of his deal, clubs from outside of Italy can negotiate a pre-contract agreement with the Romanian. And, his situation has seemingly piqued the interest of Tottenham Hotspur, who are said to have made an approach for him.
Apart from Tottenham, fellow Premier League outfit Newcastle United have also approached the teenage defender in order to sign him on a free transfer in the summer. Juventus, though, remain keen on seeing no such thing happens and are hoping to convince him to sign a new contract with the club.
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Despite being just 18, the fact that Dragusin has been integrated into the Juventus first-team should indicate his potential. And the chance to snap him up when his deal expires in the summer should be one that Tottenham don’t miss. He might not make an immediate impact in Jose Mourinho’s time, but could certainly be one for the future.