Tottenham Hotspur technical director Johan Lange has revealed why the club brought in Radu Dragucin in the winter transfer window.
Tottenham published an interview with Lange on its official website on Monday (Aug. 8).
Prior to Tottenham, Lange worked at Aston Villa in the English Premier League (EPL). Lange, who was appointed Villa manager in 2020, has been the club’s international head of football development since June last year, with responsibility for the club’s academies around the world. During his time at Villa, he was responsible for the signings of Ollie Watkins, Emiliano Martinez, Matty Cash, and others, according to global sports publication The Athletic.
Lange has been Tottenham’s technical director since November last year. He became a member of the Spurs board of directors in January, his first transfer window at the club.
The winter transfer window was one to applaud. Tottenham signed Leipzig’s all-round striker Timo Werner on loan. Genoa center back Radu Dragusin also joined the club. Swedish midfielder Lukas Beribal joined the club in the final days of the transfer window.
Of the three, Dragucin is a signing that could shore up one of Spurs’ weaknesses. Spurs had Micky van der Vaart and Cristian Romero as their central defenders, but they lacked backup. Dragucin’s arrival solves one of Spurs’ biggest concerns.
Lange spoke about Dragucin in an interview with the club. “Dragucin 메이저사이트 has been very strong for Genoa for a long time. He is fast and strong in one-on-one competitions, but he is only 22 years old,” Lange said.
Lange added: “He is a young player and has the potential to improve in the future. He has integrated well into the club, but we can expect more from him in the coming years.”
Dragucin hasn’t played much for Tottenham yet. He has appeared in three games, but all as a substitute. With van der Penne and Romero holding down the fort, it’s not easy for him to get a chance. It remains to be seen if Dragucin can break into the starting lineup for Spurs.