Since last season mainly due to circumstances, Radu Dragusin jumped a lot among themselves. Juventus“The senior team and the U-23 team are no less than anyone else in the club. It didn’t necessarily lead to a lot of playing time under Andrea Pirlo, but it definitely gave him an idea of what was about to happen in his still very young career.
Now there is hope that some more playing time will follow.
Juventus announced on Tuesday that a very large, but still 19-year-old Dragusin was loaned to Sampdoria for the 2021-2022 season. This is a dry loan – something that Agent Dragusin really wanted so that the teenager could return to Juventus next summer – and it should give you an idea that the young Romanian may well fit into Juventus’ plans for the future, rather than become one. The last player of the U-23 team was supposed to earn some money in the transfer market.
He joins another 19-year-old Juventus player in Sampdoria: Mohamed Ihattaren, who Juventus signed earlier on Tuesday and immediately rented out to Blucerchiati.
Dragusin joined Juventus in the summer of 2018. After advancing in youth teams, Dragusin made his senior team debut in December 2020 in the Champions League as a second-half replacement. He made his Serie A debut a couple of days later.
Dragusin contacted a handful of Serie A clubs this summer as Juventus wanted to give him a chance during normal playing time. There were a few weeks when he looked like he could be used as a bargaining chip in negotiations with Sassuolo over Manuel Locatelli. As soon as it became clear that adding a player to try to get the transfer fee for Locatelli would not be possible, a lease for the season was the best option for Dragusin for a time close to normal minutes.
Dragushin has also been closely associated with the transfer of the loan to Cagliari over the past week or two.