Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with the move for the Genoa defender Radu Dragusin.
The 21-year-old is a January target for the North London giants and they have been handed a major boost in the pursuit of the Romanian international.
The manager of the Italian club, Alberto Gilardino has now revealed that he wants to hold onto the player beyond this window, but he would understand if the club decided to cash on him.
“(My stance) also includes other players in the squad. Not just him,” former Italy striker Gilardino tells Tuttomercatoweb.
“I hope no one goes away. At the same time, I would understand the club if we have to make a sacrifice.”
Genoa are holding out for a fee of around £26 million for the talented young defender and Tottenham are willing to pay close to £21 million. Given the fact that the difference in valuation is quite nominal, it is fair to assume that the two clubs will eventually come to an agreement.
Dragusin will be tempted to move to the Premier League and it would be an exciting challenge for him. It would be a major step up in his career and he will want to showcase his qualities in English football.
The Romanian is highly rated around Europe and he has a bright future ahead of him. He could develop into a key player for Spurs with the right coaching and guidance.
The North London outfit are without Cristian Romero and Micky van de Ven due to injuries. They must prioritise the signing of a quality central defender this month and the 21-year-old Romanian certainly fits the profile. Even if Tottenham end up signing him for £26 million, the transfer could look like a bargain in the long run.