Radu Dragucin (22, Tottenham) made a wise decision.
Sky Sports in the U.K. quoted Radu Dragucin’s agent Florin Manea as saying after the player joined Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday. “I can’t believe he turned down Bayern Munich,” he said, expressing surprise.
Tottenham officially announced the signing of defender Radu Dragucin on Wednesday via the club’s official website. Dragucin’s contract runs until 2030 and is a long-term deal, with a transfer fee of 30 million euros ($43.3 billion), according to Fabrizio Romano, a journalist familiar with the European transfer market.
The 6-foot-2 center back is a versatile player who can also play left or right fullback. His best attribute is his ability to win aerial battles. He uses his clever movement and good physical condition to win the ball at a high rate.
Before his move to Tottenham was finalized, German giants Bayern Munich were in the running to hijack him, but the player’s decision to join Spurs didn’t change.
Spurs was his choice.
“He wanted Tottenham, and despite Munich’s offer, he agreed to a personal agreement with Spurs,” Romano said. The Dragucin saga is over,” Romano said, 안전놀이터 explaining that Dragucin rejected Munich’s offer in favor of a move to Tottenham.
Tottenham started the 2023-2024 season with three center backs. Eric Dier, Christian Romero, and Mickey van der Vaart. However, van der Vaart went down with an injury in the last match against Chelsea, while Romero has struggled for consistency due to frequent cautions and sending offs. He was also injured in the last match against Everton.
Postecoglou started Ben Davies at center back for Spurs. Spurs have four center backs, including Davies, but two are out of action due to injury. Postecoglou completely ignored Dier, leaving ‘full-back’ Davies as the only available center back.
However, Davies also went down with an injury against Burnley. Spurs were in desperate need of a center back.
Between Munich and Tottenham, Dragucin chose Spurs. His agent, Manea, commented on the decision: “Munich came to the last 100 meters, but we had to reject their offer. It’s confusing, but it’s the choice Dragusin and his family wanted.”
According to Romanian outlet Gazeta Sporturilor
Manea added: “The decision was made at 8am in the morning. I decided to go to Tottenham, but an offer came from Munich and I stopped. I was on my way to the airport, but I had to think and evaluate carefully. Munich is one of the biggest clubs. I can’t believe we turned them down.”
“I informed them that our decision was Tottenham, and also that they made a last-minute offer and that it would be difficult for us to change that decision,” he continued, explaining the process.
“We were close to a transfer, Munich is one of the biggest clubs, but Dragucin’s dream is Real Madrid or FC Barcelona. If he was 23 or 24 and more experienced, he might have chosen to go to Munich. But we took his age and competitiveness into account,” he said, adding that competition for places was also a factor in the transfer.
Bayern Munich are also lacking a first-team defender this season. They have Kim Min-jae, Dayo Upamecano, and Mathieu De Ligt, but Upamecano and De Ligt have been injured so often that the Bavarians have opted to bring in Eric Dier on loan.
However, Kim Min-jae is one of the best defenders in Europe right now.
The 2002-born defender must have felt the competition was too much to handle.
Dragusin, meanwhile, said: “It’s unbelievable. I never imagined it. 파워볼게임 Now I’m looking forward to starting a new step on the pitch,” he said.
“Coach Enzi Postecoglu really wanted me to join, he liked the way I played and thought I was a good fit for the team. As soon as he spoke to me, we felt a connection. He prefers this style of football, a high defensive line and aggression. I’m really excited,” said Postecoglu.
“It’s a big step for me and I feel it’s the right step. I wanted to play football at the highest level and I wanted to play in the Premier League, so I can say that my dream has come true.”