The club president explains why accepting Tottenham’s offer was necessary. Essential for long-range planning
The sale of Radu Drăgușin to Tottenham Hotspur earlier this month was “necessary,” according to Genoa president Alberto Zangrillo, who made this statement to Gazzetta dello Sport.
Spurs, Bayern Munich, and other teams have noticed the center-back’s growth at the Serie A team. The 21-year-old reportedly turned down a bigger offer from the Bundesliga team in order to sign with Spurs earlier in the transfer window.
Sports-wise, the Italian club has suffered since Drăgușin’s departure, but it didn’t stop them from approving his transfer to Tottenham.
In response to the newspaper’s direct question on whether Zangrillo could keep the star, he raised an intriguing point regarding the club in north London.
“Everyone who is accountable for the main goal—the club’s ascent to prominence on the national stage—shares the necessary and deliberate decision that Dragusin’s sale represented,” he stated.
“Rejecting Tottenham’s offer would have been a disservice to both the club and him.”
According to a number of reports, Ange Postecoglou’s team spent €25 million to secure Romania International’s services, plus an additional €6 million in possible bonuses.
Journalist Calin Mates said to Digispor three days ago that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy had stepped in to help Spurs defeat Bayern in order to sign the player.
Mates claims that Drăgușin currently makes about €3 million a year at Tottenham.
The former Juventus player played his first game for Spurs in a 2-2 tie with Manchester United.