Tottenham Hotspur look set to appoint Fabio Paratici as General Manager with the aim of delivering good deals in the transfer market, and someone he could bring with him is Leonardo Bonucci who would certainly improve their defence according to former Premier League defender, Steve Howey.
Paratici was at Juventus when they sold Bonucci to AC Milan, only to bring the defender back one season later, so the 34-year old is clearly a favourite of Paratici with links suggesting he could look to sign him again for the north London outfit.
Bonucci’s future is firmly up in the air as he was handed just 23 Serie A starts by Antonio Conte, the fewest since the 2008/09 season when he was at Pisa, however Massimiliano Allegri is back at the helm and he will have full trust and confidence in the veteran that brought him so much success during his first stint at Juventus.
Despite his age £180,000-a-week man Bonucci may see this as a great chance to prove his ability outside of Serie A, and Howey claims it would be a smart signing by Spurs to add some steel and experience into their defence, something he spoke exclusively to Football FanCast about:
“As a centre forward you would certainly know that he is about and he does like to have that contact with players, shall we say.
“I think for Tottenham it’s been been a long time now where they’ve been quite soft defensively so he could certainly add a bit of steel.”
Spurs are still on the hunt for their new manager but whoever does arrive will have a pool of centre backs to choose from with the likes of Eric Dier, Joe Rodon, Toby Alderweireld and Davinson Sanchez all having played there under Jose Mourinho.
Despite their apparent defensive frailties, Tottenham actually only conceded 45 goals last season, which was the sixth-fewest in the Premier League, their problem was being able to close out games.