Former Tottenham Hotspur manager, Harry Redknapp, has asked Antonio Conte to make Juventus defender, Giorgio Chiellini his first signing at Spurs.
Redknapp believes Conte’s first signing should be the experienced Chiellini, who is out of contract at Juventus in the summer, to solve their defensive woes this season.
Conte, a former Chelsea and Inter Milan coach, was appointed Tottenham’s new manager last week on an initial 18-month deal following the sacking of Nuno Espirito Santo.
“If I were Conte, the first thing I would be doing is telling Daniel Levy there is another Italian who should be joining him in north London as soon as possible,” Redknapp told The Sun.
“Over the next few weeks, no doubt, we will 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 is the one man the new Spurs manager should move heaven and Earth to bring to London with him.
“I know they would hardly be signing someone for the long term, but in terms of sorting them out immediately, there would be no one better.
“And we saw once again on Thursday against Vitesse Arnhem – hardly one of Europe’s big guns – how badly Spurs need someone to take command of that defence.
“I have said plenty of times that the squad is packed with talent but what they really need is a leader, an organiser, a winner – and Chiellini ticks every one of those boxes.”