Agent claims defender snubbed offer to join Newcastle United

Juventus defender Radu Dragusin turned down an offer to join Newcastle United this summer.

Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 7:26 am

That’s according to the player’s agent Florin Manea, who spoke to TuttoJuve after the 19-year-old signed a new five-year deal with the Italian giants.

Dragusin was first linked with a move to St James’s Park in January as his contract ticked into the final months.

However, the Magpies weren’t the only club believed to be showing interest in the Romanian.

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Juventus defender Radu Dragusin has reportedly turned down an offer to join Newcastle United. (Photo by Chris Ricco/Getty Images)

Dragusin has now put an end to speculation by committing his future to the Old Lady.

Manea said: "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. "

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