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Young Defender Now Available After Newcastle Missed Out In April



Early this year, Newcastle were trying to get Juventus defender Radu Dragusin to sign a pre-contract as he had just months remaining on his deal. The young Romanian was in high demand with Juventus struggling to convince him to remain in Turin.

Dragusin had made his debut for the Italian giants earlier in the season. However, he made just 4 appearances overall and his prevailing desire was to get first-team football.


In April, Juventus finally convinced the 19-year-old to put pen to paper on a new four-year deal. After the extension was announced, his agent confirmed Newcastle were in contact with his client.

This is what Dragusin’s agent Florin Manea said at the time:

“Yes, I can confirm that we have been contacted by several European clubs.

“Crystal Palace, Newcastle, Leipzig, Wolfsburg, and even Tottenham were interested in the player, we presented the offers to the boy who, however, had no doubts and wanted to stay at Juventus.

“He grew up here, now they know him and he has adapted, Radu considers the club one of the top five teams in the world.

“We are very happy, we waited a while but it was worth it. Radu will have the opportunity to fight with the best in the world, he has a great desire to stay here and will work hard to become the starter in the future. his will.”

There’s news coming out of Italy that new Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has put the promising young center-back up for sale. Sport Witness have cited a report from Calciomercato that Dragusin is now looking for a new club.

The report doesn’t name Newcastle but with our interest confirmed from earlier in the year, maybe he could re-emerge as a target. Of course, Newcastle’s previous interest may have hinged on him being a free agent this summer. With him signing his new contract, he’ll cost significantly more.

There is no fee mentioned in this latest report but Crystal Palace, RB Leipzig, and Sassuolo are named as potential landing spots. Bruce is looking to add some youth to the backline and while at 19 he may be a bit young for this season, Dragusin could be one to watch to see if he ends up back on Newcastle’s radar.

It looks like Newcastle will lose teenage sensation Bobby Clark to Liverpool. Newcastle have offered the 16-year-old a scholarship but according to Miles Starforth with the Shields Gazette, he’s decided his future lies at Anfield.


97 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 23, 2021 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #41

    carltoon,
    I can pound on the table all I want, I’m not getting a drink till Monday night 🙁

    1
  • Mund

    Jul 23, 2021 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #42

    We have been reading articles for years and years and before that checking the telly text for rumours. Some come true most don’t.

    It’s been happening for years and it would be great to filter the ones that have truth to it but we can’t, so we shan’t and it is what it is.

    1
  • Romford mag

    Jul 23, 2021 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #43

    That’s why I’ll never be forgotten 😀

    1
  • carltoon

    Jul 23, 2021 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #44

    Ok Adam, I’m sorry i picked on you, but it was your mouth i was reading. But it’s to everyone, if you don’t want to believe or you don’t like the made up stuff, don’t believe, or don’t read it. If only we had a properly run club we wouldn’t be like this would we.

    2
  • magscar

    Jul 23, 2021 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #45

    Jail

    I can’t be bothered to look back but as i recall i have nowt to apologise for – if i had I would – it’s what I do unlike some

    I’m waiting for loads of apologies from those who I feel misrepresent me over the years – actually I’m not because I know it was never going to happen

    6
  • NY Mag

    Jul 23, 2021 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #46

    Carltoon,

    Just put a straw in the bottle 🙂

    3
  • carltoon

    Jul 23, 2021 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #47

    Your post, not mouth

    1
  • carltoon

    Jul 23, 2021 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #48

    NYmag, will do, might have a drink tonight, whilst listening to the match, or maybe two

    1
  • Mund

    Jul 23, 2021 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #49

    Mike Ashley
    @MoneyMikeAshley
    ·
    12m
    Bobby Clark going to Liverpool only shows that he has a bright future in this game.

    Anyone joining, or wanting to remain at this club is a complete idiot and has no desire to improve/excel.

    Pleased with a paycheque.

    Much like myself, they are happy with bare minimum.

    #nufc

    2
  • Mund

    Jul 23, 2021 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #50

    Watch out for your tables everyone…

    0
  • Adamn_92

    Jul 23, 2021 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #51

    No worries Carltoon, was just curious haha i wouldn’t want to push onto people what they can or can’t believe, was just giving my view on that twitter guy as it was being talked about. Also if he’s been wrong a few times then people should probably pay less attention to what he’s saying. But each to their own. I wonder what the fans of clubs that are run well and have things going smoothly end up talking about?

    2
  • NY Mag

    Jul 23, 2021 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #52

    Is the game going to be streamed?

    1
  • Wor B

    Jul 23, 2021 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #53

    Mund

    You’re wrong!

    I remember you called the ESL bid right.

    😆

    4
  • Mund

    Jul 23, 2021 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #54

    It’s ok when every base is covered

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 23, 2021 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #55

    magscar,
    I’ve moved on 😉

    3
  • Mund

    Jul 23, 2021 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #56

    Wor 😆

    Ah the good auld days…

    2
  • NY Mag

    Jul 23, 2021 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #57

    Adam,

    They probably bicker amongst themselves….much like we do 🙂

    4
  • magscar

    Jul 23, 2021 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #58

    Jail

    Congratulations you sensible lad 🙂

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 23, 2021 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #60

    I honestly can’t believe my luck. Everyone turning up this week has had a proper Mediterranean tan from their gardens, golf etc. We have been in bed. The one bloody day we get where a job took an hour and the day to ourselves on a giant sun lounger, and it’s foggy and cold 😥

    1
  • NY Mag

    Jul 23, 2021 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #61

    Jail,

    You need to put in a transfer request to the med 🙂

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 23, 2021 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #62

    magscar,
    I’m sorry if I ever misrepresented you.

    1
  • Adamn_92

    Jul 23, 2021 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #63

    Not biting sorry

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 23, 2021 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #64

    NY Mag,
    I’ve worked there a couple of times.

    1
  • Adamn_92

    Jul 23, 2021 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #65

    NY

    Probably bicker amongst themselves about just how well their team is run, what an awful situation that must be 🙂

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 23, 2021 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #66

    There was a Man City fan on twitter moaning that he wanted things back to how they were before the Mansours 😮

    1
  • NY Mag

    Jul 23, 2021 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #67

    Adam,

    Not that I’ve read any other teams blog……but I would imagine they find things to complain about.

    us footy fans are a fickle bunch 🙂

    1
  • NY Mag

    Jul 23, 2021 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #69

    Jail,

    Nice….that must be a pleasant environment in the summer months.

    0
  • Mund

    Jul 23, 2021 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #70

    We need more like this lady

    Peter Stefanovic
    @PeterStefanovi2
    Breaking:

    Courageous Labour MP
    @DawnButlerBrent
    has just been told to leave the Chamber by Deputy Speaker for raising my film which public have sent to 27 MILLION VIEWS in protest at Prime Ministers rampant lying in Parliament & calling PM a lier

    Thank you for your courage Dawn

    https://mobile.twitter.com/PeterStefanovi2/status/1418222940726779915

    8
  • Wor B

    Jul 23, 2021 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #71

    Lier?

    2
  • Mund

    Jul 23, 2021 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #72

    Not a 100% that stream will work but there’s someone that’s adamant it will

    1
  • magscar

    Jul 23, 2021 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #73

    Jail@62

    Why thanks for the all encompassing apology wasn’t expecting one – but have you ever?

    Can’t recall

    🙂

    1
  • Wor B

    Jul 23, 2021 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #74

    Mund

    And now there’s some that won’t use that link on principle.

    😆

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 23, 2021 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #75

    magscar,
    Have I ever apologised, contrary to what Munter Mag says, I have plenty of times.

    0
  • toon22

    Jul 23, 2021 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #76

    Mund

    So how did the big push for ST sales go yesterday?
    I’m guessing the numbers are very low

    😉

    3
  • The Wife

    Jul 23, 2021 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #77

    magscar,

    Jail recently apologized – multiple times – for the comment he made about Irish bombings.

    Jail also apologized to Regan – multiple times – for Regan’s perceived snub after he helped Jail with his electronics issue.

    I’m honestly tired of reading the pointless bickering and back-biting on here. The bitterness amongst a few of you is ever-present, no matter what the news of the day is about the club, and it’s soul-sucking. You should all take a moment to think about what you’re putting out into the Universe every time you type out and post some negative bile towards a person you’ve never even met!!

    47
  • toon22

    Jul 23, 2021 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #78

    The wife

    As I’ve said many times
    Some posters want this place to be so awful nobody posts or reads it anymore
    There’s a very good reason for it

    😉

    20
  • toon22

    Jul 23, 2021 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #79

    If you can’t control the narrative you try and destroy the message

    15
  • Wor B

    Jul 23, 2021 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #80

    toon22

    You were supposed to take a moment.

    15


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