It is difficult to enter the fourth place in the Premier League without reinforcing the defense.
Tottenham will move in earnest in the winter transfer market in January. The first recruitment is the center back defender. Mickey Van Der Pen, who was the core of Tottenham’s defense at the beginning of the season, was absent for a long time due to an injury, leaving a hole in the center back.
Some of the players are already in contact with him. British media Sky Sports reported on Monday that Tottenham will become a center back defender in the winter transfer window. In particular, interest is high in Radu Dragusin of Genoa. We will start a bid to recruit him soon.
Besides Dragusin, he is also showing interest in Mark Guehi and Jean-Claire Todibo. However, it is Plan B. The priority lies with Dragusin.
Born in 2002 in Romania, Dragusin is currently playing as the main center back for the Serie A team Genoa. He boasts of stable defense based on his solid 191-cm physique.
He also has speed enough to play fullback. The player being compared is Nemanja Vidic, who was the epitome and captain of Manchester United’s iron-walled defense. That’s why his nickname is “the second Vidic.”
Genoah brought Dragusin on loan last season and succeeded in recruiting him completely last summer. The transfer fee is 5 million pounds (about 8.2 billion won).
The contract runs through 2027. Release clause is included. The buyout amount is 26 million pounds (about 43 billion won).
Up until then, it was quite a big buyout. However, Dragusin’s stock price soared as he continued to show strong performance this season, and was on the radar of big Premier League clubs. In particular, Tottenham, Manchester United, and Arsenal, who want to reinforce their center backs, are active.
Tottenham is currently ranked fifth in the Premier League. Its goal is to secure the fourth place for the UEFA Champions League.
The gap with fourth-ranked Arsenal is just one point. Amid fierce competition for top-ranked players, ace Son Heung-min will not be able to play for Tottenham for the time being as he is participating in the Asian Cup as a member of the Korean national team.
Tottenham has decided to strengthen its soccer team, which it will keep in place in January and February by recruiting center backs. Of course, in order to recruit Dragusin, it must first win the competition with Arsenal. 토토사이트