Radu Dragucin (22, Tottenham Hotspur) could be hanging up his boots after just half a season, as he could return to Serie A in search of playing time.

The British publication Give Me Sports reported on Wednesday (June 13) that “Dragucin could leave Tottenham just months after joining the club. He is on Napoli’s radar ahead of the summer transfer window,” the report said.

Dragucin is a Romanian international defender who stands at 6-foot-2 and is strong and physical. His biggest strengths are his ability to win aerial battles and intercept dribbles.

He joined Tottenham in the January transfer window from Genoa, where he had also received offers from Bayern Munich, but chose Spurs after much deliberation. His contract runs until 2030 and the transfer fee is reportedly €25 million plus a €5 million option, which is very easy to fulfill.

Enzhi Postecoglou’s thirst for a center back was quenched by the arrival of Dragucin, who had sent Eric Dier to Bayern Munich and even resorted to the old-fashioned method of using fullbacks like Emmerson Royale and Ben Davies as central defenders. 바카라사이트 A reliable third central defender was desperately needed.

But as soon as Dragucin arrived, both Cristian Romero and Micky van der Vaan returned from injury. Naturally, there weren’t many opportunities for Dragusin to play.

He came on in the fourth minute of the second half against Aston Villa and looked solid.

However, he was unable to capitalize on the opportunities that came his way. He started against Fulham, but struggled against the speedy attackers of the opposition and was unable to prevent his team from losing 0-3.

Eventually, Dragusin was dropped back to the bench after Van der Vaan’s return. As the season came to a close, he still only made two starts. He had also only played 244 minutes.

His agent, Florin Manea, publicly complained. “Coach Postecoglou has said many times that he doesn’t want to play a third back. But as he knows better, Tottenham are conceding more goals,” he said. “Playing with a three-back gives you more stability. Tottenham concede a lot of set pieces. They need Dragusin’s strength, so he will find a place soon.”

He also hinted at a possible transfer. “If Dragucin doesn’t play, we will have to think of other solutions. But he only arrived in January, so for now I’m not thinking of returning to Italy. “If Postecoglou tells him he is a candidate for next season, I don’t think he will stay at Tottenham and not be on the bench,” Manéa emphasized.

Currently, Dragucin is being linked with a move to Napoli.

Napoli won the league title for the first time in 33 years last season with Kim Min-Jae at the helm, conceding the fewest goals in Serie A. However, this season is different. They’ve been unable to find a replacement for Kim and have fallen apart, languishing in eighth place in the league.

In fact, Napoli wanted Dragucin back in January. According to Give Me Sports, “Napoli are ready to chase Dragucin again in the summer. They were interested even before his move to Tottenham,” and “Dragucin is concerned about his future at Tottenham. A return to Serie A via a move to Napoli could be attractive as it would guarantee him more playing time.”

Spurs have no reason to let go of Dragucin quickly. He still has six years left on his contract. However, if his dissatisfaction grows, 메이저 토토사이트 he could decide to sell after just half a season if a satisfactory offer comes in.

“Postecoglou doesn’t want to let Dragucin go too quickly,” says Give Me Sports. Tottenham will ask for £40 million once it becomes clear that other teams are interested. If Tottenham can get that kind of money, they could make a decent profit,” he added.

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