The adventure of captain Leonardo Bonucci at AC Milan may have come to an end after just one year at San Siro.
Premium Sport provides further details on the possible sale of Leonardo Bonucci. The player has already agreed personal terms with PSG but the French side must now close a deal with AC Milan. In fact, the two clubs have not yet found a meeting point. The Rossoneri are reportedly demanding 35 million euros for the 31 year old centre back but the real price tag may be a bit higher, perhaps about 40 million.
As emphasized by Premium Sport, Manchester United and Chelsea are also interested in Bonucci. But the player, apparently, prefers a move to PSG for a variety of reasons. Firstly, due to the presence of Gianluigi Buffon with whom, over the years at Juventus, he has established a very strong relationship. Then there would also be a tactical motivation, given that Thomas Tuchel, new coach of PSG, wants to use a three-man defense for next season.
Bonucci’s departure, who arrived exactly a year ago amid general enthusiasm, would be a serious loss for AC Milan. After the many difficulties and initial criticism, Bonucci took over the team, on the pitch and in the locker room, demonstrating his full charisma and skills as one of the best defenders in the world. With all his qualities and experience he has formed an iron duo with Alessio Romagnoli, Italian and of great strength. However, now everything risks becoming just a memory.
The financial troubles of the club have put Elliot on a tight corner and a sacrifice is needed. The new owners of the Rossoneri club want to spare Bonucci’s salary of 14 million euros (gross) per year. According to La Gazzetta dello sport, the club and the player have agreed to wait for the final verdict of CAS on Europa League participation before a green-lighting a transfer.