Harry Redknapp has suggested Tottenham should sign Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini in January but doubts it will happen.
Chiellini, who won Euro 2020 this summer, played under new Spurs manager Antonio Conte for Juventus and Italy.
He was also part of the Juventus team that knocked Tottenham out of the Champions League in 2018.
Now 37, Chiellini is still going strong for club and country, and Redknapp thinks Tottenham could do with signing him to save their season.
Writing in his column for The Sun, Redknapp said his former club probably won’t target Chiellini in January – but they should.
The ex-Spurs boss wrote: “Over the next few weeks, no doubt, we’ll see a list of the supposed big-name targets he wants when the transfer window opens.
“I doubt very much if 37-year-old Giorgio Chiellini will be on it but, for me, he’s the one man the new Spurs manager should move Heaven and Earth to bring to London with him.
“I know they’d hardly be signing someone for the long term, but in terms of sorting them out immediately, there would be no one better.”
Redknapp pretty much answers his own question when he says Tottenham will probably be looking for a long-term signing rather than short-term.
And with Chiellini approaching retirement age, there is almost no chance Spurs will be going in for him.
What’s more, Chiellini has no reason to join Tottenham apart from reuniting with Conte – he might as well keep playing Champions League football with Juventus.
That said, Juventus are way off the pace in Serie A and could end up missing out on a top-four finish this season.