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Exclusive: Spurs legend conflicted over swoop for veteran defender Bonucci

Former Tottenham Hotspur hero Graham Roberts is unconvinced by links with Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci.

The veteran defender has enjoyed two spells with the Italian club, playing for them between 2010 and 2017, and then rejoining them in 2018 after a campaign playing for AC Milan.

The 34-year-old has made a total of 442 appearances for Juve, and has also won 104 caps for Italy.

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He has been included in the Euro 2020 squad and has played in both of their victories thus far, as his country have beaten both Turkey and Switzerland 3-0.

Spurs have been linked with a potential swoop for the veteran following the appointment of the Italian Fabio Paratici as their new Managing Director of football.

Roberts is torn over the potential deal, as he believes that Serie A is a more limited league than the Premier League when it comes to its intensity and pace, though he has been impressed with the way Italy have been performing in the tournament.

Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, the ex-Spurs hero said: “It’s down to what Paratici wants. For me, no, it wouldn’t work, because the pace of the Premier League is twice the pace of the Italian league.

“But saying that, he’s doing really well in the Euros. Italy look one of the favourites to win it, and you’ve got the two oldest centre-halves in the competition. So yeah, it might work.”

Article title: Exclusive: Spurs legend conflicted over swoop for veteran defender Bonucci

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