Leonardo Bonucci, a defender for Juventus, reportedly has no desire to join Antonio Conte at Tottenham during the forthcoming January transfer window. Due to his contract status in Turin, which is still very much up in the air, the veteran center-back has recently been connected with a potential move to north London when the market reopens.
Despite Juventus’ best efforts, Bonucci has yet to reach an agreement to prolong his stay at the Allianz Stadium despite lengthy negotiations with the club’s management over a new contract.
Rumors of a potential reunion between him and Conte at Tottenham have been generated by his uncertain future, but it seems exceedingly improbable that this will happen before the season is through.
According to Calciomercato, the athlete wants to continue playing for Juventus and is ready to start pressing for a new contract before his present one ends in the summer of 2024. Juventus is claimed to want to keep working with Bonucci but would prefer to lower his pay, which is said to be in the neighborhood of £6.1 million annually.
They are rumored to be working on a contract extension that would keep Bonucci with them through the conclusion of the 2024–25 season, paying him about £3.9 million each season. The desire of all parties to reach an agreement indicates that a January transfer to Tottenham is highly unlikely to occur, and the possibility of Bonucci joining Conte’s team is considered to be at best remote.
Massimiliano Allegri, the manager of Juventus, stated earlier this week that he has no plans to part ways with Leonardo Bonucci anytime soon by emphasizing the 35-year-value old’s to his team both on and off the field.
Since the start of the season, Bonucci has made 10 appearances for Juventus in all competitions, recording five shutouts in the process. He also contributed by scoring the Old Lady’s lone goal of the year, a stoppage-time rebound from his own saved penalty, against Salernitana back in September.