Judging by what is being written on social media and the Italian Press the last 48 hours, ever since the news about Leonardo Bonucci‘s move to Milan broke out, it feels that for many this was an… anticipated ‘shock’.
The Rossoneri made it official, announcing their agreement with Juventus, while soon after that, the Turin club thanked Bonucci through their social media for seven incredibly successful years with them.
— AC Milan (@acmilan) July 14, 2017
As for why some, maybe many, were not that shocked, it has to do with the Italian defender’s… blunt way of telling coach Massimiliano Allegri what he thought in certain cases.
If you’re following Juventus’ news, you must remember the spat the two men had during Juve’s game versus Palermo back in February.
Bonucci was left out of the next game, against Porto, in what was a rather clear message from Allegri, that it’s he who makes the calls in the team, not Bonucci or any other player.
Then, there was the… infamous exchange of words in Cardiff, during halftime of the Champions League final, when Bonucci is reported to have yelled at Allegri, pointing out what was wrong with the way the team were playing.
One thing is for sure, for 42 million euros, Milan signed a defender (for five years) who is probably the best in his position in Italy, and one of the best in the whole world these days.