Richarlison was completely stunned after witnessing Radu Dragusin’s strength in Tottenham training.
This week Spurs announced the signing of Romania defender Dragusin from Genoa for £25million.
The 21-year-old has become the club’s second signing of the January window following the arrival of Germany forward Timo Werner, who joined on loan from RB Leipzig.
Dragusin has earned 13 senior caps while he started all 22 of Genoa’s matches this season. As part of the deal Spurs’ Djed Spence has joined the Serie A side on loan for the rest of the season.
Dragusin, who began his career at Juventus, signed a deal that will keep him at Tottenham until the summer of 2030.
“I just feel excited. I feel very, very happy [to be here]. It’s a big step for me, but I feel it’s the right step.” he told Spurs official after joining the club.
“I can say the decision was inside my heart. I had a couple of talks with the coach and I felt a really good connection with him.
It’s a dream to come and play football for this kind of team.”
Having already trained with his new teammates Dragusin has seemingly impressed Richarlison with his strength.
In a video that has gone viral on social media, the pair were taking part in an exercise drill involving a resistance band.
As the pair took it in turns to work their muscles Richarlison was visibly taken aback by the Romanians’ natural strength, turning towards the centre back in shock.
Dragusin and Werner could both make their Tottenham debuts at Manchester United on Sunday.