Last week, Radu Drăgușin’s agent revealed that he’s held talks with Newcastle United over a potential deal for the Genoa player.

The Romania international initially joined the Serie A side on loan from Juventus in 2022 and his stay there was made permanent earlier this year. His displays have caught the attention of several clubs, including the Magpies.

Romania’s Fanatik have also had a chat with the agent, Florin Manea, and he again mentioned talks with Newcastle for the defender.

The representative has insisted the Italian club are willing to cash in from his client’s sale after the end of this season.

“Genoa don’t want to give him now, but in the summer yes. If they get the price they want, you realise it’s a lot of money. Genoa want €30m, they said directly,” he said.

“I don’t think there is anyone in Italy who would give this amount of €30m. I talked about the Premier League area, I talked about Newcastle, but they are not the only ones, there are several teams I am talking to.”

Apart from Eddie Howe’s side, the representative hasn’t revealed the details of other Premier League clubs interested. However, Newcastle seem to have an advantage because of their sporting director, Dan Ashworth.

When the latter was at West Bromwich Albion, he signed another Manea client, Gabriel Tamaș, and this deal has helped the agent maintain good ties with the director.

“The director with whom I made [a deal for] Tamaș at West Brom is now at Newcastle. We have known each other since 2009. They are also watching him, but also other big clubs in England. There’s no official offer yet, but it’s coming. It will be a pleasant surprise when it arrives,” Manea explained.