Tottenham Hotspur have reached an agreement with Genoa to sign centre-back Radu Dragocin.
Despite competition from Bayern Munich, Tottenham had an offer for the 21-year-old Romania international accepted by their Italian counterparts overnight.
Dragosin is expected to travel on Wednesday morning before the proposed move is completed, in a deal that will see full-back Jed Spence move the other way on loan until the summer.
The athlete It was reported last week that Tottenham had opened talks with Genoa over a Dragusin transfer, with negotiations centered around a £25m fee. — Including additions and loan move for Spence.
Dragusin has featured in all 57 league matches for Genoa since joining the club, initially on loan, from Juventus in the summer of 2022.
He played a key role in Genoa's promotion from Serie B during his first season at the club and has been an ever-present this season as Alberto Gilardino's side sit 12th in Serie A.
Spence's season-long loan deal at Leeds United was terminated last week after a knee injury restricted the full-back to just one league appearance before December.
Spence joined Tottenham from Middlesbrough in the summer of 2022 and made six appearances for the club's first team. — His move to Genoa is his third loan spell away from Tottenham after spells at Rennes and Leeds.
Tottenham coach Ange Postecoglou last month expressed his desire to sign a central defender in January due to injuries to central defensive duo Christian Romero and Micky van de Ven in the first half of the season.
Postecoglou has been forced to field full-backs Emerson Royle and Ben Davies out of position with Eric Dier, out of contract this summer, falling out of favor and Ashley Phillips joining Championship club Plymouth Argyle on loan this month.
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