Notts County to Juventus. What are the odds?!
Former England defender Sol Campbell could be on his way to Italy in January to play for Juventus, according to reports.
The 35-year-old, who made more than 250 league appearances for Tottenham Hotspur before making a highly controversial move to the club’s arch-rivals Arsenal, is currently looking for a new club after leaving League Two Notts County.
Campbell, who shocked the football world by signing a five-year contract with the Magpies, featured just once before walking out, claiming the newly-taken over Meadow Lane outfit had not fulfilled promises made to him when he agreed to put pen to paper.
Despite leaving County, he has yet to be officially released from his contract, and is hoping to train with former club Arsenal in the meantime in order to improve his fitness levels.
The powerful stopper, who has 73 caps for England, was linked with moves to Aston Villa, Everton and Newcastle prior to signing for County, and has been tipped to join Hull City, Wolves and former club Portsmouth since his premature departure from the basement division outfit.
But, according to Tuttosport, Campbell’s next port of call could be Serie A, with Turin giants Juventus considering a pay-as-you-play deal for the defender to help them deny Jose Mourinho’s Inter Milan another league title. (Four Four Two)
If Sol Campbell pulls this one off he will surely the first, and last, player to have moved Notts County to the Italian giants Juventus, who of course both play in black and white stripes. There is no doubting that the former Tottenham and Arsenal centre back still has something to offer but whilst a move to League Two was a severe step down a move to the Champions League contenders from Turin may in many ways be a bridge too far.
Clearly Sol still harbours a dream of making Fabio’s squad for the South Africa World Cup and he would of course have more chance of sealing that unlikely mission whilst in Serie A. Watch this space.