Friday October 14 2011
Bonucci understands defender desire

Leonardo Bonucci says he's unconcerned by the proposed January arrival of a new defender.

The Old Lady are set to sign a centre-back after Christmas given that their options for the campaign are just Giorgio Chiellini, Andrea Barzagli, Bonucci and Frederik Sorensen.

"I think the arrival of a fourth defender is a normal thing," he commented to Juventus Channel.

"With all due respect to Sorensen, he's a young guy and it is right that he goes and plays somewhere else."

The Danish Under-21 international is expected to be sent out on loan should the Bianconeri bring in a new stopper.

The club are known to be keen on Brazilian defender Rhodolfo even if a fee has yet to be agreed with Sao Paulo.

"As far as I'm concerned, I'm just putting myself at the disposal of the squad, the club and the Coach," the former Bari man added.

Bonucci started the campaign on the bench behind the first choice pairing of Barzagli and Chiellini.

However, he featured against Milan after Chiellini was asked to play as a left-back versus the Rossoneri.

That solution could be tried again on Sunday when the League leaders take on Chievo in Verona.