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Tottenham first in line to signal £21m defender as they appear to beat Juventus

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Tottenham are “first in line” for a serious summer time signing as they appear to beat Massimiliano Allegri’s Juventus facet to a £21 million defender.

Spurs eye new centre-back after Radu Dragusin

Lilywhites boss Ange Postecoglou needs to herald extra defensive cowl in the summertime window, no matter their £25m deal for Radu Dragusin in January.

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Spurs chiefs are in discussions over shifting for him.

The Romania worldwide was introduced in as cowl for Micky van de Ven, and made his full Spurs debut away in a 3-0 defeat to Fulham the place he endured a really tough afternoon.

Dragusin has been working tirelessly in Tottenham coaching, in keeping with his agent Florin Manea this week, and his potential is huge. Nevertheless, regardless of the 22-year-old’s presence, Postecoglou admitted to the press earlier this month that supporters might see one other defender come on this summer time.

“If you happen to’re saying, ‘Is it an space we are able to strengthen?’, sure it’s an space we’ll most likely have a look at”, mentioned Postecoglou on signing one other centre-back.

Radu Dragusin in action for Tottenham

“With all this stuff, it’s about attempting to strengthen the group as a lot as the rest. If you consider after I first arrived, we had possibly six or seven centre-backs on the membership. So it’s not simply numbers. It’s extra concerning the means of these gamers to play the soccer we wish and to slot in to what we’re attempting to construct right here.

“I feel it’s an space of the park we’ll look to strengthen, however I feel we’ll look to strengthen all areas of the park come the tip of the season. That’s planning that’s already underway, and different individuals are in control of it in the mean time.”

Given the arrival of Dragusin, we imagine it might make little sense to go for a marquee choice like Everton starlet Jarrad Branthwaite, who Spurs have been passively linked with in the previous couple of months.

As an alternative, extra astute choices are on the market for the taking, like soon-to-be free brokers Tosin Adarabioyo (Fulham) and Lloyd Kelly (Bournemouth). Johan Lange might additionally look overseas for an answer, with Bologna defender Riccardo Calafiori regarded as attracting their curiosity.

Tottenham “first in line” for Calafiori signing this summer time

The Italian has been a revelation for Bologna this marketing campaign, amassing a 90.1% passing accuracy as a composed and warranted presence of their again line over 24 Serie A appearances (WhoScored).

Riccardo Calafiori’s finest Serie A video games for Bologna this season

Match Score (through WhoScored)

Empoli 0-1 Bologna

7.76

Bologna 1-0 Lazio

7.65

Bologna 4-0 Lecce

7.49

Bologna 1-1 Genoa

7.34

Bologna 1-0 Atalanta

7.26

In keeping with Tutto Juve this week, Tottenham are “first in line” to signal Calafiori this summer time and really stand out as favourites over Italian heavyweights Juventus.

This comes after a declare that the defender might value simply £21 million to prise away from Italy, along with his performances being heralded. Soccer analyst Ben Mattinson, writing on X, branded Calafiori a “monster” for his aerial means.