Manchester United pursuing Radu Dragusin as defensive reinforcement amidst Champions League struggles

Manchester United is reportedly in advanced talks with Arsenal to disrupt Arsenal's potential deal for Romanian center-back Radu Dragusin. United's defensive vulnerabilities, including 14 goals in five Champions League matches this season, have intensified their pursuit of the 21-year-old Romanian center-back. Dragusin's agent, Florin Manea, is engaged in discussions with Premier League clubs including Newcastle, Arsenal, and Tottenham.

Manchester United Pursuing Radu Dragusin As Defensive Reinforcement Amidst Champions League Struggles

Manchester United seems poised to disrupt Arsenal’s potential deal for Radu Dragusin, as the Red Devils actively seek defensive reinforcements in the upcoming January transfer window. The defensive vulnerabilities that have plagued United, conceding 14 goals in five Champions League matches this season, have intensified their pursuit of the 21-year-old Romanian center-back.

Known for his defensive prowess and drawing comparisons to former United captain Nemanja Vidic, Dragusin initially emerged from Juventus’s youth system and currently plies his trade with Serie A side Genoa. Despite making his move to Genoa permanent for £5 million in the summer, Dragusin’s contract incorporates a release clause worth £26 million. Recent reports suggest that United is in advanced talks with the player, exploring the possibility of triggering this release clause to secure his services.

Dragusin’s agent, Florin Manea, has been actively engaged in discussions with various Premier League clubs, including Newcastle, Arsenal, and Tottenham, underscoring the heightened interest in the young and promising defender.

Here is the highlight video of Dragusin’s defensive skills. 

Radu Drăgușin

Radu Drăgușin



Age: 22

191 cm


Season 2023/2024
Played 3 22 Missed
Minutes 8 2.7 Avg
Goals 0 0.0 Avg
Assist 0 0.0 Avg
Attempt 0 0.0 Avg
Passes 12 4.066.7% AvgSucc
Yellow 0 0.0 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 13 times for 1170 minutes for Serie A.

Radu Drăgușin scored 1 goal for Genoa. He procured one assist. He received no yellow cards and no red cards.

His team is currently 15th in Serie A. In the last match Genoa lost 2-1 against Frosinone.

Genoa performance and stats


Manager: Alberto Gilardino
Rank 12th
Win 8
Draw 9
Loss 9
Goals 28-31
Diff -3

Genoa is currently 15th in the Serie A with 14 points.

In the last 13 games, it has won 4 times, drawn twice, and lost 7 times. In its last match, Genoa lost 2-1 against Frosinone.​​

It has a negative goal difference after scoring 14 goals and conceding 18.​

Genoa will play the next match in Serie A against Empoli on Saturday 2nd of December in Genova. The prediction is Genoa winning the match.​

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