Young midfielder Radu Dragusin has turned down Chelsea’s offer because he wants to be with his idol Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus.
18-year-old midfielder Radu Dragusin made his Juventus first-team debut as a substitute in the Champions League win over Dynamo Kiev.
The Romanian player was surprised when he refused Chelsea’s attractive offer to join Juventus in 2018. Notably, the name that greatly influenced Dragusin’s decision was Cristiano Ronaldo, who worked closely with Dragusin. on the pitch this midweek.
Radu Dragusin launches Juventus in the middle of this week. Dragusin’s representative Florin Manea said: “Dragusin has impressed many scouts. Many other clubs are interested in Dragusin, but Juventus is one of the clubs that really wants him. Dragusin asked me, at which club can I be a good defender?
“Chelsea really wanted him, but Dragusin chose Juventus because of Cristiano Ronaldo. Since then, he has been working hard, putting in more effort, sweating more and improving his diet. Now, he is truly a professional player.
He usually comes to practice about 2 hours earlier than others and spends a lot of time in the gym. Then, Dragusin also has an ideal role model to study is Cristiano Ronaldo. He never had the intention of leaving Juventus, he was ready to renew his contract immediately.
Dragusin chose Juventus because he wanted to be with Ronaldo. “We saw Dragusin’s future here. Three years ago, he could only watch Ronaldo play on TV. But now Dragusin has become Ronaldo’s teammate. It is a dream come true”.
Currently, Dragusin is considered as an ideal replacement for 36-year-old general Giorgio Chiellini. Some experts also evaluate that Dragusin can become a new Van Dijk thanks to his tall body and smart gameplay like the Dutch defender.