Milan, July 15: AC Milan announced that an agreement has been reached with fellow Italian club Juventus to buy defensive stalwart Leordo Bonucci who will sign a five-year contract subject to medical completion with a transfer fee of 42 million euros ($48.16 million).
“AC Milan have reached an agreement with Juventus FC for the permanent transfer of Leordo Bonucci, subject to medical completion,” the club’s statement read on Friday.
“Should the player pass the medical examition in the next few days, he will join the Club penning a five-year contract.”
Juventus too declared that Milan will pay them the transfer fee in three football seasons.
The 30-year-old, who has won 70 caps for Italy, arrived at Milan headquarters on Friday and the seven-time European champions AC Milan released videos and images of the player meeting the city club CEO Marco Fassone.
Several media reports pointed to Bonucci’s alleged frosty relationship with Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri for the surprise move.
His future at Juventus has been uncertain for some time following a bust-up with Allegri in February. There are also reports about him being unhappy with arguments with the coach and some players during the Champions League fil loss to Real Madrid in June in Cardiff. IANS