The agent of Radu Dragusin has confirmed that AC Milan made a late attempt to try and sign the defender but by that point it was too late.
Gianluca Di Marzio confirmed that the Rossoneri were trying to sign Dragusin last week and that an offer of Colombo plus €20m could be enough to satisfy Genoa after contacts were held with the player’s entourage.
In the end, Tottenham were the ones who won the race for Dragusin, signing him in a €31m deal from Genoa after the Romania international chose them over Bayern Munich, according to Sky. The deal is worth an initial €25m plus €6m in add-ons.
Dragusin’s agent Florin Manea gave an interview with TMW in which he revealed some of the background regarding the clubs who wanted his client, confirming Milan were among them.
Could he have stayed in Serie A?
“Napoli were there from the start in a very concrete way, I spoke many times with De Laurentiis. Milan also wanted it. But the boy preferred to go abroad also because of his bond with the Genoa fans,” he began.
When did the possibility of going to Tottenham arise?
“We had been talking for two months.”
Has there been other interest in Italy?
“Napoli was the most concrete club. But Radu didn’t want to go to another Italian team, he didn’t even want to leave Genoa halfway through the season… he thought more about the rossoblu fans than about his career.
“While Milan made an enquiry, I spoke to Moncada but told him that we had already chosen Tottenham. We are happy with the choice, Radu keeps it when he gives his word. Always.”