Report: Spurs want to sign young 6ft 3in CB likened to Van Dijk, can also play RB
Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly set their sights on two players from Serie B ahead of the January transfer window.
With the top European leagues grinding to a halt due to the World Cup, clubs are preparing for the upcoming window.
Tottenham are no different, with Fabio Paratici reportedly casting an eye on his native Italy for prospective talents.
He is ‘targeting two Serie B talents’, namely Genoa defender Dragusin and midfielder Frendrup.
Dragusin is on loan from Juventus, with Paratici knowing of him from his time at the Turin club.
Genoa apparently have an obligation to buy for €5.5m plus €2m in bonuses (around £6.5m).
However, Paratici’s ‘intention’ is to bring Dragusin and Frendrup to London, claimed the report.
He sees the break for the World Cup as a potential ‘right occasion’ to start talking about deals.
Tottenham target Dragusin – factfile
Dragusin is a 20-year-old defender who can play at centre-back and right-back.
He has made four senior appearances for Juventus, with most of his outings out on loan.
Dragusin has had stints at Salernitana and Sampdoria before his switch to Genoa in summer.
Goal.com named the youngster in their 2021 NxGn list, at number 45.
Dragusin, who stands 6ft 3in tall, has been compared to Virgil van Dijk.
He is strong in the air, comfortable with the ball at his feet, and possesses strong energy levels.
If Dragusin fancies plying his trade in the Premier League, Tottenham would be a great shout.
Paratici knows him, while Conte is a top coach.
And with both having lived and worked in Italy, they could help Dragusin out as he transitions from life there to life in England and the Premier League.
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