Tottenham linked with surprise move for Juventus star Leonardo Bonucci
Leonardo Bonucci, has become the latest name to be linked with Tottenham.
The latest reports in England suggest that Tottenham are linked with surprise move for Juventus centre-back Leonardo Bonucci.
The 25-year-old’s current deal runs out in the summer of 2024.
The centre-back has played 486 times for Juventus over the course of his career, scoring 36 goals and providing 10 assists.
He is considered to be one of the best centre-backs in Italy. His record for Italy is also impressive. Bonucci has scored 8 goals in 118 matches for Italy at senior level.
Antonio Conte wants to sign a new centre-back and Bonucci is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. Conte is a firm fan of Juventus centre-back and Tottenham could make a move for the player if the financial aspect makes sense.
The 25-year-old man is often quick to scan the danger and is not shy of getting stuck in with some well-timed tackles to help secure possession back for his side. His arrival would give Tottenham some much needed tactical flexibility.
According to the report, “Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci is being linked with Tottenham. The Daily Express says the 35 year-old is interesting Spurs boss Antonio Conte. The pair worked together at Juve and for Italy. Bonucci is wanted by Conte for next season, though his deal with Juve runs to 2024.”
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If Tottenham can agree on a fee with Juventus, the deal should be easy to complete.
It is claimed that Juventus are open to letting Bonucci go.
Good signing for Tottenham?
If Tottenham and Conte are seriously considering a centre-back, Bonucci could also prove to be a smart option.
A centre-back of Bonucci’s ceiling will be a massive addition to Tottenham squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Conte’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his defensive department.
It will be interesting to see whether Tottenham will make their move during the summer transfer window.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.