Vlad Dragomir – one of the most highly rated prospect in world football. Arsenal paid £100,000 to secure services of the highly rated Romanian when he was sixteen from ACS Poli Timisoara. He is dubbed as ‘the next Tony Kroos’ and looks fantastic starlet with enough capability to turn into a superstar.
Name: Vlad Mihai Dragomir
Birth date: April 24, 1999
Position: Attacking Midfielder
WHAT MAKES VLAD DANGEROUS?
Vlad Dragomir is confident going forward, he can hold the ball well and get the ball through tight spaces. Vlad Dragomir perfectly suits Arsene Wenger’s and Arsenal style of play, with his creative passing ability and movement building up the play.
The Left-footed Romanian starlet Vlad Dragomir can play as ‘perfect No.10’. He can be disposed in the midfield not only centrally but can also feature as right as well as left midfielder. Dragomir is even an asset on either flank going forward.
Vlad is someone who would toil up and down the pitch. He is not someone who only cares about offensive side of the game, he is someone who knuckle’s down and digs deep to win back the ball.
Arsenal have many quality prospects coming up from Hale End academy, particularly Ben Sheaf, Marcus McGuane, Josh DaSilva, Emile Smith Rowe are some starlets who can give some real competition to Dragomir in the road towards establishment in the first team. ‘Competition makes competitors better’, and surely Vlad Dragomir will come out on top to play for Arsenal one day.
WISE WORDS – ARSENE WENGER
Arsene Wenger recently praised Dragomir just before Arsenal’s Europa League clash against BATE Borisov.
” Vlad Dragomir is a Romanian boy who has been with us for a few years. He is a 10, Wilshere style, leftist and creative” – Arsene Wenger
AT THE MOMENT…
Vlad features regularly for Arsenal Under-18’s and gets some time under his belt for Under-23’s. You could see his work rate standing tall in light and above all Gaffer Arsene Wenger trusts him lot as you can see him training with first team quite often.
Now, Vlad needs to get regular in Under 23’s and show the manager he deserves a chance. Then the chances to shine will arrive with pre-season tour followed by FA Cup and League Cup games. Exceptional performances in those matches will take him directly into first-team setup and a healthy performance there will make him contend to go out on loan and compete at the highest level, developing himself at the same time. 2-3 years and he will be knocking on the first team door time-in-time-out.
Expectations are already sky high from Dragomir and Gunners will be keen to make him a first team regular in couple of years. This guy is a real prospect and possibly we are watching one of the future big star in Vlad Dragomir. He is someone who have the potential to captain Romania one day and Arsenal another. Nevertheless the Next Step will decide where his career will head. If Arsenal can get him right, he can turn into some real threat – Someone whole Europe will talk about – Someone whole World will know.