Bonucci could be 'big' Tottenham signing after update from Italy - Campbell
Tottenham would be taking a “big gamble” by signing Leonardo Bonucci from Juventus this summer.
That is the view of former Arsenal and Everton striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the London club’s reported interest in the 34-year-old who’s “no spring chicken”.
According to Tuttomercatoweb (5 June), Spurs have identified the centre-half as a key summer target as they look to bolster their defensive options.
— Leonardo Bonucci (@bonucci_leo19) June 14, 2021
Tottenham’s interest in Bonucci comes as ex-Juventus transfer chief Fabio Paratici is appointed director of football in north London.
Bonucci has three years remaining on his contract in Turin.
When asked by Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs for his thoughts on the centre-back moving to England, Campbell said:
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“Bonucci’s no spring chicken but he is someone who could come in and organise that defence which is needed at Spurs.
“He’s never played in the Premier League before and at the end of the day what you can get away with in Italy, you can’t in England.
“The football is a lot quicker and a lot more physical here and while he will be fine with the physicality I think he would struggle with the pace of the game.
“It will be an interesting one to keep an eye on. I think it would be a big signing but a big gamble.”
Bonucci is currently away on international duty with Italy.
He played the full 90 minutes of their comfortable 3-0 win over Turkey on the opening day of the Euros.