Tottenham announce signing of Radu Dragusin from Genoa


It’s official! Tottenham Hotspur has confirmed the signing of central defender Radu Dragusin from Genoa, marking the end of a transfer saga. Dragusin’s contract extends through the 2029-2030 season, and he will don the No. 6 shirt. Although the journey to North London was not straightforward, with Spurs initially targeting Jean-Clair Todibo, negotiations faced a hiccup when Bayern Munich attempted to intervene. After careful consideration, Dragusin and his agent opted to reject Bayern’s offer and join Tottenham, adding an element of excitement to the morning.

The reported transfer fee is €25m with an additional €5m in performance-based add-ons. Dragusin’s contract runs until the end of the 2028-29 season, and he is said to be earning €3m/year (£50k/wk). This provides Spurs with flexibility to offer improved terms in the future if he proves to be a good fit. The deal also involves a separate loan of Djed Spence back to Genoa for the remainder of the current season.

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Dragusin’s arrival addresses a significant gap in Tottenham’s first team, providing solid central defensive cover and depth. He is expected to feature regularly in the back line, either as a substitute or a rotational starter. The signing is crucial for Spurs, and Dragusin could potentially challenge Cuti Romero and/or Micky van de Ven for starting positions. His debut may happen as early as this Sunday against Manchester United, given the uncertainties surrounding Romero’s return, Van de Ven’s recent recovery from injury, and Ben Davies being sidelined. This signing follows Timo Werner’s loan move earlier in the January window, adding depth and excitement to Tottenham’s squad.

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