Juventus and Lazio could put their rivalry aside and focus on a couple of mutually beneficial agreements in the coming weeks. According to La Repubblica, via LazioNews24, Leonardo Bonucci’s representative has approached the Biancocelesti to offer his client’s services.
Bonucci has a year left to run on his contract at Juventus. But after losing his place in Massimiliano Allegri’s lineup, he wants out. Despite his significant earnings, the 36-year-old isn’t a fan of a spectator role. He is keen to get some action and believes Lazio could provide it.
While Maurizio Sarri could be willing to oblige the famous Italy international, it’d require a substantial financial sacrifice on the Rome club’s part. Indeed, Bonucci’s staggering wages of €12 million gross per season have quickly doused Lazio’s optimism.
Though he has entered the autumn of his career, the former Milan center-back is still attached to the national team. However, a lack of game time at Juventus threatens to diminish his prospects with Roberto Mancini’s team. Therefore, he aims to leave.
He’s the last remaining component of the famous ‘BBC’ defensive trio. Andrea Barzagli was the first to leave, with Giorgio Chiellini following up last summer. Bonucci’s inevitable departure would mark the end of an era at Juventus.
Yet, it’s a natural process, and the Bianconeri are taking the necessary steps to prepare for his exit. Allegri’s men are reportedly assessing the possibility of bringing in Stuttgart’s Konstantinos Mavropanos to fill the vacancy.
On the other hand, they’re secretly negotiating Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’s arrival from Lazio. Juventus hold the star midfielder in high regard and could soon launch official discussions with their Stadio Olimpico counterparts to broker a deal.
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