As per the latest reports from Sky Sports Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Juventus star Angelo Ogbonna has a new suitor in Southampton who are said to be willing to pay around £7 million for his services.
The Italian international centre-back has dominated the headlines in Turin this summer, his future heavily speculated upon after frequently being restricted to a place on the bench.
But the Premier League quartet could be trumped by the Saints from a financial perspective because the South Coast side are said to be willing to use a chunk of the likely Morgan Schneiderlin fee to land Ogbonna.
“Angelo Ogbonna could be heading to England after two seasons at Juve .Previously they [Southampton] were interested in a loan deal, but now they are willing to offer up to €10 million to acquire him on a permanent basis,” the report from Di Marzio states.
Would Ogbonna be a good buy for Southampton?
Angelo Ogbonna is an excellent centre-back who made 18 Serie A starts last season, an impressive tally given the competition for places in Turin.
Southampton have a shortage of centre-backs at the moment, and although the 27-year-old isn’t exactly a spring chicken, he does still have plenty of time on his side.
Aside from his defensive capabilities, Ogbonna is a reliable ball-playing centre-back which would undoubtedly suit Ronald Koeman’s style of play, averaging an 89.4% pass success rate last season.