Bonucci Accepts Union Berlin Move After Juventus Saga

Leonardo Bonucci has made up his mind about his next home after Juventus kicked him to the curb, as he’ll join the team that pursued him with the most conviction, Union Berlin. They made their proposals about two weeks ago. The defender waited for an Italian landing spot to materialize. However, it didn’t happen. Lazio, Genoa, and even Roma were reportedly in the mix.

According to Sky, the veteran has given his final okay to the Bundesliga outfit. He will take the medicals and put pen to paper on his new contract Friday. He previously intended to retire at the end of the season. However, his contract will be annual but could envisage an option if he decided to keep going.

Juventus will contribute to his wages through a €3.5M severance package, with Union Berlin making up the difference compared to what Bonucci was earning in Turin, approximately €6M. The Bianconeri will receive at most a small fee.

As Massimiliano Allegri relayed, the Old Lady elected to move on from him long before this summer. The coach implied he should retire. Instead, the Italy captain will continue playing. He’ll have the chance to star in the Champions League.

Bonucci leaves Juventus to transfer to Union Berlin after 12 seasons, eight Scudetti, five Supercoppa, four Coppe Italia, and 502 total appearances.

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