Date: 13th February 2021 at 12:25pm
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According to CalcioMercato, are a potential landing spot for Juventus defender

What’s the story?

The report claims manager Bruce is keen on a move for the 19-year-old Romanian defender and is pushing hard to sign him.

They, along with RB Leipzig, are understood to be willing to offer him a route out of Turin, where he is out of in the summer.

Would it be a good move?

Dragusin’s lack of experience in senior football obviously make it hard to judge, given he has only made four appearances for Juve’s first-team. Still, the fact he is rubbing shoulders with Cristiano Ronaldo and company at one of the continent’s major clubs does hint at a certain level of natural talent and he was also linked with the likes of .

Styling his game on , the teenager has been referred to as a ‘monster’ by Juventus fan sites.

Where would he fit in?

Both and are out of contract over the course of the summer, so perhaps there could space to bring in a developing defender. After all, Bruce was thought to have wanted another signing in that department during the January window and the capture of a highly-rated young player to have already played for one of the biggest teams in the world would an exciting development on that front.

As a young man, he would come with potential sell-on value too, which may appeal to the hierarchy at St. James’ Park.

The Verdict

Luring someone away from Juventus would be a coup for Newcastle but, frankly, it’s hard to see him leaving Turin. Back in December, Florin Manea (his agent) told TMW (via The Sun): “we’ve never had the idea of leaving Juventus, signing a new deal will not be a problem.”

With that in mind, it does seem like agent talk more than anything, even if Newcastle do retain an interest in the player.