Juventus's Bonucci in shock Milan move

Evrard Martin
Juillet 15, 2017

Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon and Bonucci also exchanged affectionate tweets, indicating there is no ill feeling between two pillars of defensive strength for club and country.

The defender's 42 million Euro move has, however, left the Old Lady with sizable funds to attract a direct replacement for the Italian worldwide, with the club having reportedly set their sights on a Bundesliga standout to fill the vacancy.

Bonucci played 319 times for Juventus, scoring 19 goals.

Bonucci's arrival in Milan comes after heavy investment from the seven-time Europeans champions following the sale of the club by former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to a Chinese consortium in April. "Technically, I think that he and Sergio Ramos are the strongest central defenders in the world".

"Evidently something happened between him and the Coach".

Milan boss Vincenzo Montella has said the signing of Bonucci is like a'dream come true
Milan boss Vincenzo Montella has said the signing of Bonucci is like a'dream come true

Corriere della Sera reported that Bonucci's departure from Juve is down to a strained relationship with coach Massimiliano Allegri, who has guided the Turin giants to the Champions League final twice in the past three seasons. I consider them to be the favourites.

"The club is doing a great job, signing a mix of experienced and more young players", Montella said.

Milan came sixth in Serie A last season, the club's highest finish since the 2012-13 campaign, and are plotting a return to the Champions League after a four-year exile. In all honesty, I don't feel the pressure that much. There are teams who are more experienced and readier in Serie A as Juventus, Napoli and Roma.

"Our objective is to make it back into the Champions League". I repeat, we need to become a team quickly and the lads I've got to know so far have already put their qualities at the disposal of the group. "I am happy for Bonucci, it was a surprising transfer, but he is a great player and I'm sure he'll improve our game".

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