Leonardo Bonucci signs for Milan - official
The Italian defender will earn 7.5 million euros a year as captain. He'll wear 19 as he did at Juventus. Transfer fee: 40 million euros.
Milan have officially announced the signing of Leonardo Bonucci with a deal running to 2022. The defender will earn 7.5 million euros a year, will wear the number 19 as he did at Juventus and will be one of the club captains.
Bonucci to Milan for 40 million euros
Milan will pay Juventus 40 million euros for the defender, plus two depending on performances. Mattia de Sciglio therefore isn't included in the deal - Juventus had wanted to get their hands on him to reinforce their right side. It's expected Juve will make a move for Sciglio, whose contract finishes in 2018, separately.
Bonucci thus becomes the most expensive ever over 30 year old player, beating Batistuta's move to Roma in 2000.
Bonucci fell out with Allegri
The reports suggest that Bonucci's move from Turin was caused by a major falling out with Juve club bosses, but above all an irreparable rift with Allegri. The pair had a huge row before the Champions League quarter-final against Porto, and there were also rumours of a half-time heated debate at the Champions League final where Real Madrid won the 2017 European Cup.
Bonucci leaves Juventus having played 319 games and winning six Seria A titles, three Coppa Italias and three Italian Super Cups. The defender played at Inter Milan from 2005 to 2007.
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