Leonardo Bonucci is bound to leave Juventus, as the management communicated to him that he’s no longer part of the technical plans. He will practice on his own and won’t take part in the upcoming pre-season trip to the United States, La Repubblica inform.
The defender has been de facto frozen out, although he will train in some capacity. Before the decision, the brass had informed him that he would be a reserve, trying to force him out. Since it wasn’t enough to convince him to leave, they took it one step further. Directors Cristiano Giuntoli and Giovanni Manna visited him in Tuscany, where he was vacationing, to relay the choice. The center-back was shocked but could only acknowledge it.
Danilo will be the new Juventus captain following the ousting of Bonucci. Weston McKennie, Arthur, and Denis Zakaria will face the same faith after returning from loans. The Bianconeri currently have a 44-man squad.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Lazio could take a run at the veteran considering his familiarity with Maurizio Sarri. Fenerbahce wanted him in the past, but he prefers a closer destination.
Our Take on Juventus and Bonucci
Things escalated quickly, and the front office isn’t messing around. While unceremonious, he wasn’t dependable health-wise nor good last season. It’ll be tough to find for him to find a team of decent caliber where he could start.
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