Sergio Innocenti, one of Italy’s best scouts, spoke to PianetAzzurro.it regarding his discovery of Leonardo Bonucci from the Inter academy.
“Bonucci was reported to me by a friend,” said Innocenti. “He played in the midfield at Caps of Viterbo. Inter were looking for a goalkeeper to go for a tournament in Abu Dhabi. Viterbo had a goalkeeper, and he was the cousin of Bonucci. Then, Beppe Baresi told him to bring with him Bonucci, because he showed a lot of quality and also, could also play as a central defender. from there he began his career.”