Moreno Torricelli believes former club Juventus would be making no mistake if they sign Angelo Ogbonna from city rivals Torino.
The two clubs are in talks for the 24-year-old defender who is valued at around the €13m figure by the Granata.
“He would be a very interesting signing,” Torricelli, who spent six seasons in Turin before his 1998 switch to Fiorentina, told TMW.
“He’s a lad who is doing well for Torino and the Italian national side. The fact that he was in the Giro Azzurro while in Serie B underlines his worth.
“Confronting himself on a daily basis in training with Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini will certainly see him improve.”
Torricelli also believes that the centre-back is versatile enough to play in all three roles in Juve’s back-three.
“As he is a left-footer then Chiellini’s position would be his most natural, but that doesn’t mean that he can’t be used elsewhere.”
The 43-year-old also insisted that the Old Lady faithful would welcome him with open arms. “There will be no problems from Juventus.
“Perhaps there may be a few issues with the Torino fans seeing as Ogbonna was a kind of flag-bearer for this new Toro.”