Juventus wants will surely have mixed feeling about this.
The defender is set for a long-term stay in his second spell at Turin.
Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci stunningly left Juventus for AC Milan in 2017 but has now doubled down on his second spell with the club. Bonucci has signed a contract extension with Juventus running until June 2024, the Serie A champions have confirmed.
Italy centre-back Bonucci is in his second spell at Juve, having stunned the football world with a €42 million switch to AC Milan in 2017. However, the 32-year-old was back in Turin for the start of the following campaign and he has now committed for the next four-and-a-half seasons.
Initially signed from Bari in 2010, Bonucci has made 376 appearances and scored 17 times for the Bianconeri. He has proved a pivotal figure under Maurizio Sarri, who was installed as Juventus head coach before the start of the 2019-20 season.
Bonucci is an ever-present in Serie A and the Champions League this term, while also featuring for the national team throughout their unblemished qualification campaign for Euro 2020. Monday’s 9-1 thrashing of Armenia was his 95th cap for Italy.
“Records are fairly meaningless without silverware. If we want to make it count, we have to do it next summer,” Bonucci told Rai Sport. “To be perfectly honest, I have never enjoyed my time with Italy this much. We might run a few risks, but we play good football, pass it around and keep possession. It’s a new era for the Nazionale and we are relishing it.
The Bianconeri are also reported to be closing in on contract renewals for goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny and winger Juan Cuadrado.