Montella: Coaching Bonucci at AC Milan a dream come true

Modesto Morganelli
Luglio 15, 2017

According to a report from, Italian giants Juventus have identified Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos as the ideal replacement for Leonardo Bonucci at the club.

Bonucci arrived in Milan to complete a reported €40 million transfer on Friday before the Rossoneri confirmed the news later that evening, saying that pending a medical exam the player would sign a five-year contract.

And Montella can not wait to get started working with Bonucci after Milan prised the eight-time Serie A victor away from champions Juventus, although he will not necessarily make the centre-back his new captain. Seven Seasons of victories, of dreams made, of growth through an empathetic and exceptional bond with juve, in its entirety. I received, I gave and I learned.

Bonucci's arrival in Milan comes after heavy investment from the seven-time Europeans champions following the sale of the club by former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to a Chinese consortium in April.

Bonucci is part of Juventus' famed BBC defensive trio alongside Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini who have powered the Turin outfit to six Serie A titles and two finals in three Champions League campaigns. What I see now looking back is still a wonderful story, worthy to end in full respect and affection, without affecting what I have experienced with society, the captain, the comrades and the fans. I consider them to be the favourites.

"The club is doing an extraordinary job in the transfer market, bringing in both experienced and young players", he said.

The 30-year-old will reportedly earn 10 million euros a season, which would make him the highest paid player in Serie A.

"I don't feel the pressure".

"It's true, we made many changes by following a logical path, but it'll take calm and patience to create a solid group". But as I said, we have to become a team, we need to improve fast.

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