In a recent report, Calciomercato claimed that Barcelona are preparing to recruit Genoa midfielder Radu Dragusin next year. It is reported that the Catalan club is ready to make an offer worth 30 million euros for the Romanian defender.
Dragusin’s impressive performance in Serie A
Dragusin is enjoying an exciting season at the Italian club after producing a series of elite performances in the heart of defence. The Romanian international has participated in 20 matches for Genoa this season, scoring one goal and providing one assist in various competitions.
The 21-year-old centre-back moved to the Rossoblu last summer with a contract worth around 5.5 million euros after previously spending a loan period in Liguria.
The young defender is a solid performer in his own half, averaging 0.8 tackles, 1.1 interceptions and 4.4 clearances per match in Serie A. He is even very accurate when passing long to the forward line with a success rate of up to 81.7% (statistics via whoscored).
Dragusin’s current contract at Genoa expires in the summer of 2027, which could make it difficult for Barcelona to sign the player at an affordable price next year.
What will Dragusin bring to Xavi Hernandez’s team?
Coming from a family with a sporting tradition, with a mother who played basketball and a father who played volleyball, the Romanian defender is 1m91 tall and possesses a strong personality, combining impressive speed and a solid physique. sure.
Dragusin loves to tackle and can eliminate danger to regain possession for his team in his own half. He does not hesitate to tackle any defensive threat and is also a skilled passer. With his ideal height, Dragusin will be a ‘tower’ in Barca’s penalty area and can score headers by winning aerial duels.
The Romanian talent mainly plays as a centre-back, but can also operate as a defender on both wings if required. We can expect Dragusin to add steel to head coach Xavi’s defense.
Genoa players are capable of competing for a regular starting position at the Nou Camp in the coming seasons. At the age of 21, Dragusin still has many opportunities to develop with a very long career. He will be a worthy target for the Catalan club not only in the short term. However, it remains to be seen whether ‘Van Dijk Romania’ can make it to Spanish football as Xavi tries to bring Dragusin to Catalan shores in 2024.
Dang Nguyen | 10:18 December 30, 2023