Explained: Why Juventus Are Selling Leonardo Bonucci To AC Milan

Juventus' Leonardo Bonucci speaks to Barcelona's Lionel Messi.

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Football world was left in shock hearing the news of Leonardo Bonucci’s transfer to AC Milan, and now, there are suggestions that the move is motivated by much more than just money. 

No one could believe when the reports of transfer negotiations between Juventus and AC Milan for the talented defender surfaced on internet. In fact, the early rumors were written off as ‘Fake News’ by most of the fans around the world.

But now that the proposed transfer is reaching its final stages, a theory has emerged revealing why the Italian is ditching Juventus for AC Milan.

Juventus were crowned champions of Italy, and made it into the finals of the Champions league last season, yet Bonucci is ready to leave the club for cash rich AC Milan – however, it’s not all about the money.

After the final of Champions League, where Juventus lost to Real Madrid, a reported bust up between Barzagli and Bonucci laid the foundations of the current scenario.

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale celebrate with the trophy after winning the UEFA Champions League Final.

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Leonardo Bonucci celebrates after scoring.

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Following the defeat at the hands of Real Madrid, Bonucci was left furious with his teammates, but sensing the situation, Barzagli intervened to calm down the argument.

However, the intervention by the veteran was not welcomed by Bonucci, who accused Barzagli of losing a challenge to Marcelo in the build up to a goal. The bust-up between the defenders was finally brought to an end by manager Massimiliano Allegri.

Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri.

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It is believed that Allegri was unhappy with the discipline shown by the 30-year-old defender, which is why he has decided to let go of him, along with Dani Alves.

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Written by Shorya Panwar  

Has 20+ years of experience managing Schalke in Football Manager 2017. Believes wing-backs are the most complete footballers in the modern/evolved football. Writes weird stuff on his personal blog.


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