Italian star ‘unhappy’ in Serie A amid Tottenham links but ‘may struggle with speed of Premier League’

Antonio Conte could be in for a busy January transfer window but right now will be focused on their Premier League match against Man Utd at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Tottenham Hotspur were amongst the most active clubs in English football during the summer as they brought in key players like Richarlison, Yves Bissouma, Cristian Romero and more.

Antonio Conte’s side currently sit third in the Premier League table, four points behind leaders Arsenal and level with second place Manchester City, and could mount a serious challenge for the title this season. If they are to do so then it may very well be necessary to add even more reinforcements when the January transfer window opens and reports in Italy are linking the North London side to a very experienced centre back. Here is what is being said about Juventus’ defender Leonardo Bonucci and whether we could see him make a move to English football next year:

Bonucci ‘looking for Juventus exit’ and linked with Tottenham move

According to FootballItalia, Bonucci is unhappy at Juventus and has asked to be sold in the January transfer window. The 35-year old is said to have struggled for form this season and his relationship with head coach Massimiliano Allegri has reportedly ‘broken down’. There are rumours from other sections of the press claiming Antonio Conte could look to bring the vastly experienced centre back to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium but FootballItalia question whether he might struggle with the pace of the Premier League based on his performances in Turin this season.

Although he is likely approaching the final stage of his career, Bonucci remains one of the most recognisable defenders in world football and has a trophy cabinet full of winners medals to look back on. His accolades include an incredible nine Serie A titles with eight of those coming at Juventus as well as being a key part of the Italian men’s national team that won last year’s Euro 2020 finals. The defender has played over 600 senior games in his career, including spells at both AC Milan and Inter and has won 118 caps for his country and twice been named in the FIFA FIFPRO World XI. However, he has never played outside of Italy and his current Juventus deal does not expire until 2024 so Juventus may not be inclined to simply let him walk away in January.