Leonardo Bonucci is pushed to the exit by Juventus. The club has deleted the club icon from the list of options. The Old Lady has informed the veteran that his services are no longer included in her future plans.
Juventus removes club legend Bonucci from the lineup and demands his departure
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, director Christiano Giuntoli informed the captain that he would not be needed during the season’s preseason. Bonucci won’t be included in the initial selection and won’t be going to the training camp in the US. Bonucci would not be allowed to play this year if Juventus didn’t even register him as a member of the team.
It appears that Bonucci is being ejected by the top club in Italy. The defender earlier stated that he wished to continue playing at the club, but Juventus is trying to force him out. His armband as captain has already been removed. The following season, Danilo from Brazil will wear it.
Now, Bonucci must make a crucial decision. He possesses a contract that runs through mid-2024, but it appears unlikely that he will receive any time to play at Juventus in 2019. The 2021 European Champion may be thinking about putting up his cleats, according to Italian media, but a move to Sampdoria is also an option. Additionally, Newcastle United has expressed interest in Bonucci’s talents, and the MLS provides an alternative.
In total, Bonucci has participated in 502 Juventus official games. With the club, he captured the Scudetto eight times. Bonucci also took home four Coppa Italia victories. He departed for AC Milan in the interim, but after one season, he came back to Turin.
Onana to Manchester United is a matter of time
The transfer of André Onana (27) to the Premier League seems to be a matter of time. Various Italian media reported on Thursday evening of an approaching agreement between employer Internazionale and Manchester United. As a result, an association with manager Erik ten Hag is imminent.
According to Italian reports, negotiations between the two sides gained momentum on Thursday. Ten Hag would love to take over the goalkeeper, with whom he worked at Ajax for years, and is willing to go far. Earlier, the asking price seemed a bridge too far for Manchester United, but because of Ten Hag’s determination, the club still tacks.
Initially, Inter asked no less than sixty million euros for Onana. In the meantime, Manchester United seems to have seduced the club with an offer of almost 55 million euros, including bonuses. Inter would agree to that price. Onana herself would also have a personal agreement with the British top club. As a result, it is expected in Italy that the transfer can be completed very quickly.
Ten Hag wanted to continue, because he wants to take the goalkeeper with him on the preparation trip. On July 17, Manchester United will travel to the United States and Onana must already be there. Especially because of the departure of first goalkeeper David de Gea, the need under the bar at The Red Devils was high.
For Onana, the transfer to the Premier League is a reward for a very strong year. The goalkeeper only settled in Milan last summer, after he had come over from Ajax on a free transfer. The Cameroonian immediately made a big impression. He reached the Champions League final and was a stronghold of the Nerazzurri.