Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a move for the Genoa defender Radu Dragusin.
The 21-year-old defender has attracted the attention of the north London club with his performances over the past year, and he is regarded as one of the brightest young defensive prospects in Italian football right now.
A report from Calciomercato claims that Tottenham are ‘constantly following’ the 21-year-old defender and they will face competition from Newcastle United for his services. The Magpies are keen on the Romanian defender as well.
Dragusin could be a solid, long-term addition to both English clubs and it remains to be seen whether Tottenham can win the race for his signature. It is no secret that they are in desperate need of defensive reinforcements. Cristian Romero and Micky van de Ven are the only reliable central defenders at the club right now and the Dutchman is currently sidelined with an injury.
Players like Eric Dier could be on the way out of the club in January and Tottenham must prioritise the signing of a quality defender. Dragusin would be a long-term prospect for them. The 21-year-old has the tools to succeed in the Premier League and he could develop into a key player for Tottenham.
Meanwhile, Newcastle need to bring in a solid, long-term defensive partner for Sven Botman and the Romanian defender certainly fits the profile. Newcastle are one of the wealthiest clubs in the world right now and it will be interesting to see if they can beat Tottenham to his signature.