As the January transfer window approaches, Arsenal are reportedly exploring defensive reinforcements, with Genoa’s 21-year-old sensation Radu Dragusin emerging as a prime target.
The Romanian international is a towering, versatile centre-back who has been a consistent presence in Genoa’s Serie A campaign this season, playing every minute and recently scoring a spectacular volley against Hellas Verona.
Gunners interested in Genoa defender Radu Dragusin
Italian journalist Mirko Di Natale has revealed that Arsenal, alongside Newcastle, Tottenham Hotspur, and AC Milan, are closely monitoring Dragusin’s progress. The young talent made a move to Genoa from Juventus last year, and a potential transfer fee of around €40m (£35m) has been speculated.
Dragusin boasts an impressive track record, accumulating 54 appearances for Genoa while also representing Salernitana, Sampdoria, and Juventus in the past.
Standing at 1.91m tall, Dragusin brings a commanding presence to the defensive line, earning praise for his warrior-like approach. With Jurrien Timber sidelined due to injury and Arsenal facing depth issues at the back, Dragusin could serve as a long-term solution while providing immediate cover for right-sided defenders William Saliba and Ben White with Takehiro Tomiyasu playing as a left back this season.
While Arsenal contemplates whether to prioritise a defender or a midfielder in the upcoming transfer window, Dragusin emerges as a compelling option if the club decides to reinforce its defensive ranks.
With reports linking Jakob Kiwior to AS Roma in January, Dragusin’s versatility, physical prowess, and proven track record make him an appealing prospect for the Gunners as they strategize for the future.