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Tottenham Target World Cup Winning Veteran to Solidify White Hart Lane Defence

White Hart Lane side keen on Juventus centre-back.

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Juventus are set to let veteran defender Lucio leave the club on a free transfer, and Tottenham Hotspur are rumoured to be the surprise beneficiaries.

The Brazil defender won the World Cup with his country back in 2002, and has gone on to claim almost every trophy there is to win in club football too, culminating with a famous treble in 2010: the Serie A title, the UEFA Champions League and the Coppa Italia.

Lucio has not received much first team football at Juventus this season, but still has a huge amount to offer – even at the age of 34.

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This may well be a sensible move to consider.

Andre Villas-Boas has seen his Tottenham side suffer bouts of yo-yo form that have seen his inconsistent North London side win impressive away at Man United but lose at home to lowly Wigan.

The Portuguese international may well have opted against using William Gallas and Michael Dawson unless he absolutely has to and therefore the chance to bring in an experienced international who has played at the highest level may be an intelligent way to beef up his back-line.

Tottenham have kept just one clean sheet in ten Premier League games and Lucio is the type of no-nonsense competitor who could revel in the overly physical Premier League.

The World Cup winning Brazilian surprisingly moved to Juventus when his Inter Milan contract came to a close but has thus far failed to make an impact at the Turin side. The 34 year old Brazilian has taken part in just three of the club’s 14 matches in all competitions this term.


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