On the 9th (Korea time), reporter Florian Flettenberg of Germany’s Sky Sports said, “Tottenham and Genoa have reached a complete agreement on the transfer of Dragusin. The transfer fee is 25 million euros (about 36.1 billion won), and there is an additional clause, and the contract will be signed by 2029.”
Earlier, Fabrizio Romano, a reporter specializing in the European football transfer market, said Tottenham was continuing to try to recruit Dragusin and was confident that he could eventually make it happen.
Dragusin received attention from several big clubs in this transfer market. This is because he was expected to have a high growth potential at 22 years old as well as a low transfer fee for Genoah, an Italian promotion team. After renting in various places for Juventus, Genoah was in full swing, and thanks to Dragusin, Genoah also achieved full recruitment by enjoying promotion.
Dragusin also displayed impressive performance in the Italian Serie A league. He is 191 centimeters tall and boasts fast feet, which boasts of high competition in the air and rear cover. He has good scoring ability at set piece, as he has scored six goals in a year and a half.
He is a talented player worthy of Tottenham Hotspur. Tottenham transformed itself into a new team under Coach Enzi Postecoglou this season. They entertained fans by displaying offensive soccer that raised their defense lines to extremes. Notably, a combination of center backs composed of vice-captain Christian Romero and recruiter Mickey Pantherpen has contributed greatly to Tottenham’s rise by banking on its aggressive defense and fast rear cover.
However, the thin base of center backs burst out. There was no match between Romero and Pantherpen starting from the match against Chelsea. When Romero returned from disciplinary action, Pantherpen had a hamstring injury, and Romero was out of power due to injury when Pantherpen was about to return. In the meantime, Emerson Royale and Ben Davies, whose main positions are fullbacks, played as central defenders. Reinforcing the center back this winter was not an option but a must.
Fortunately, the team quickly became close to recruiting Dragusin. Tottenham is stepping up efforts to recruit center back by loaning out promising center back Ashley Phillips, born in 2005, to Plymouth Argyll. Dragusin is also a resource who is good at both covering the back and offensive defense, which makes him a perfect fit for Postecoglou’s soccer.
Likewise, Bayern Munich, which is in need of a center back, approached, but it is already close to Tottenham. Bayern basically has three main center backs: Kim Min-jae, Dayo Upamecano and Matthijs Dericht. It is true that central defense needs to be strengthened, but it does not require a mainstay. In fact, it is Eric Dier who is closer than Dragusin.
It is likely that Tottenham will finally sign Dragusin. According to Romano, Tottenham delivered an official document about the signing of Dragusin to Genoa. The total transfer fee will be 30 million euros (W43.3 billion), and Jed Spence, who has completely lost his competitiveness while on loan, will be loaned to Genoa.
If Bayern Munich has not been deterred from recruiting Dragusin, it should move immediately. Reporter Flettenberg stressed that Bayern should make an offer to Dragusin by today. It is known that there is no official proposal from Bayern to Genoa yet. If there is no additional movement, Dragusin is expected to head to Tottenham.