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Weston McKennie not part of plans at Juventus

The club has informed Bonucci and McKennie that they are not in their plans and will not go on the tour of the US.

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After 502 appearances, 35 goals and 17 titles, the story between Leonardo Bonucci and Juventus, which began in 2011, is ending in the worst possible way. The Old Lady have decided that both the centre-back and USMNT player Weston McKennie are now out of their plans and will not travel with the rest of the squad for the summer tour of the United States.

McKennie on the way out

New sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli has already informed both players about their futures. The centre-back only made nine starts last season, while the midfielder was on loan at Leeds and is once again on the market, with Aston Villa reportedly among the clubs interested.

Giuntoli travelled to Tuscany to communicate the decision in person to Bonucci, who had very different plans. The player wanted to remain at Juve until the end of his contract, which expires in 2024, with the of aim playing in the next European Championship with Italy next year. The defender will now look for a new club in Serie A, but a move abroad has not been ruled out.

The captain’s armband now officially passes to Danilo, who wore it for the vast majority of last season. Bonucci’s Bianconeri career was interrupted for one season in 2017 with a controversial transfer to rivals AC Milan.