Redknapp lines up move for highly rated Italian defender.
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is rumoured to be interested in Italian international Leonardo Bonucci who he wishes to bring in to strengthen his White Hart Lane defence. The 23 year old Bari man is currently on World Cup duty in South Africa but is a target of a number of Italian outfits who have been impressed with his performances last season.
The powerfully built centre back had been on Inter Milan’s books for three years but only managed one appearance during a spell that involved talented youngster being farmed out on loan to a succession of clubs including Treviso and Pisa. Last summer he moved to Bari and helped the club to a very respectable 10th placed finish in their first season back in the top flight.
Redknapp is looking for defensive signings to help the club cope with constant injury worries relating to Jonathan Woodgate and Ledley King. Bonucci is reportedly available for a fee in the region of £8m and could prove to be a very wise addition as he has gone from strength to strength in the past 18 months and is considered a hot prospect in Italian footballing circles.