Leonardo Bonucci to join AC Milan after shock deal agreed with Juventus

Leonardo Bonucci to join AC Milan after shock deal agreed with Juventus

The centre-back was shown arriving at Milan's headquarters in a video on the club's Twitter feed.

The 30-year-old Italian central defender is set to complete a sensational transfer from Juventus to the Rossoneri.

"He is a player with worldwide experience".

"Coaching him is a dream come true and I want to thank [sporting director Massimiliano] Mirabelli and [general manager Marco] Fassone. And what I see today, looking back, is a splendid story worthy of ending in full respect and affection, without questioning anything I went through with the club, the captain, my colleagues and the fans", he added.

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"Should the player pass the medical examination in the next few days, he will join the Club penning a five-year contract", Milan said in an official statement on their club website.

As a effect he becomes only the 11th player to represent all three of Italy's big three clubs (Juventus, Milan and Inter Milan) following the likes of Andrea Pirlo, Roberto Baggio and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

At Juve, he has managed to win six league titles, three Italian Cups and Super Cups, in the seven years he has been there after joining in 2010.

"I don't believe in club symbols, as they are all professionals". It's true, we have changed a lot choosing players with a logic, but in the end, we need to be relaxed and we need to soon create a solid group which last season made us achieve positive results. "Our objective has to be getting into the Champions League and that is a very exciting challenge, especially with all the new signings". But as I said, we have to become a team, we need to improve fast.

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