To provide some details on how things went down, Drăgușin’s agent Florin Manea spoke to Gazeta Sporturilor (as captured by @iMiaSanMia).
“The decision was made this morning at 8AM. We were determined to go to Tottenham, but the offer came from Bayern, so we stopped. I was on my way to the airport. But I said we have to think carefully and evaluate. Bayern is one of the biggest clubs. I can’t believe we turned Bayern down,” Manea said. “But that’s the decision. I took it with Radu and his family. I informed Bayern that this was the decision, that they came in the last meters and that it was difficult to change our decision. Maybe in the future we will get there. We are a bit mind-blown. To turn down Bayern...but it was ultimately what Radu and his family wanted. He is happy. We’re going to Tottenham.”
Manea said that his client did seriously consider Bayern Munich’s proposal.
“Of course, Radu also thought about Bayern’s offer. We made the decision in the morning. It’s hard to make such a choice. Bayern strongly wanted him, but the official offer only came last night,” Manea remarked. “There was more money from Bayern, but he said that this is the right step for his career. We stayed up all night to think. I did not sleep at all. Both Napoli and AC Milan wanted him. But he dreamed of playing in the Premier League from a young age.”
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