Tottenham Hotspur have been working on a deal to sign Radu Dragusin from Genoa in the last few days.
They were not the only club keen on signing the 21-year-old Romanian central defender, Bayern Munich were hoping to sign the player as well.
Fabrizio Romano has now confirmed that Tottenham have won the race for his signature. The player has reportedly chosen the North London club over a move to the Bundesliga.
According to Romano, Spurs will pay in excess of €30 million for the talented young defender and Djed Spence will join the Italian club on loan until the end of the season. The 23-year-old returned from his loan spell at Leeds United earlier this month and he will be hoping to get his career back on track with regular football in Italy now.
🚨⚪️ Radu Dragusin to Tottenham, here we go! Agreement reached on package in excess of €30m after new bid overnight.
Spence joins Genoa on loan.
🤝🏻 Dragusin wanted Spurs and confirmed their agreement on personal terms despite Bayern bid.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 10, 2024
The development will come as a major boost for Tottenham who are in desperate need of defensive reinforcements. The 21-year-old Romanian defender should prove to be a long-term acquisition for them and it remains to be seen whether he can hit the ground running in the Premier League now.
Spurs have looked to vulnerable defensively in recent weeks, because of a number of injury problems at the back. They needed to sign a defender in order to tighten up defensively.
The 21-year-old has proven his quality in the Italian league, and he will want to showcase his quality in England now. It will be interesting to see if he can help Tottenham improve during the second half of the season and secure champion. Champions league qualification.