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BREAKING: Leonardo Bonucci will leave Juventus

July 13, 2017 - 9:59 pm

The major newspapers in Italy all report that Leonardo Bonucci has reached an agreement with AC Milan and will leave Juventus tomorrow.

La Stampa, CorSport and others report that as of tomorrow, Bonucci will be an AC Milan player, having agreed personal terms with the club.

Sky Sport Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio reports that the deal is done and Bonucci is practically a Milan player.

Speaking to RadioVS earlier, Goal Italia journalist Romeo Agresti confirmed that the player is leaving Juventus, in part due to a falling out with Max Allegri. It’s suggested relations between the club and player were ‘worn’ and due to a lack of offers from overseas, Juve were forced to sell the player to another Italian club.

It’s still difficult to process the news of your favourite player leaving the club….I’ll offer my own thoughts in detail at some stage…’ve been warned.

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    Storm July 13, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    For once it justifies the usage of the word Unbefuckinglievable

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      عبد الرحمان التركي July 13, 2017 at 10:36 pm

      Totally… 1 Day… 1 Fucking Day !

      I swear to god if I was in agnelli’s place I would smack them BOTH in the face and then kiss them and spend a week all together in the Aoste Valley…

      Sure Bonucci is hot headed, but I really don’t think that he REALLY wants to leave…

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    duder1897 July 13, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    Someone needs to get fired of this total clusterfuck.

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    duder1897 July 13, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    Someone needs to get fired for this total clusterfuck.

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    Christian Augusto July 13, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    This is bullshit bonucci should have swallowed his pride and stuck it out. Imagine seeing him next year wearing a red and black kit coming to the j stadium. He is a traitor in my eyes . But he is not bigger then juventus what I do know is that Marotta and co did not offer bonucci his agent found him a club because he did not want to stay for whatever reason and there is nothing we could do about it. Rugani will step up it is time for him to make it happen maybe caldara gets recalled and we move on

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    JuventusBuffon July 13, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    I’m actually heartbroken about this

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    Christian Augusto July 13, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    Think about it the deal goes thru in a matter of days ? Bonucci wanted the move his agent pushed it through so why even consider keeping someone like that .

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    JuventusVidal July 13, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    This is absolutely ridiculous. I’m not even going to get into the million reasons as to why Bonucci shouldn’t be allowed to leave. The figures that are being thrown around are unbelievable. How the fuck do you let the best CB in the world go for 40mil in today’s market? Fucking David Luiz and John Stones have went for more. Kyle fucking Walker is going for 56mil. Milan themselves rejected 40mil from chelsea for romagnoli. MILAN! The milan who had no europe last year and no money still rejected 40mil. For romagnoli. None of the players mentioned are even close to the level of Bonucci. Milan with their Chinese money should be told to cough up AT LEAST 70mil.

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    VonKellef July 13, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    If this deals goes through. I will not only be heartbroken. I will never forgive Marotta and the rest. I don’t care if he wants to leave. I would let him rot on the bench until the end of his contract. We reject offers from PL clubs. They offered around 60M,and now we are accepting 40M from a rival.

    I hope this is just bull shit. No words could ever describe the pain and suffering this would bring all the Juventus fans around the globe. To be so careless as a club as to every effing summer sell of key players for peanuts. Nothing could ever undo that. Nothing could heal wounds like that.

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      JuventusBuffon July 13, 2017 at 11:17 pm

      Anybody remember this?? Won’t mean anything in the next 24hrs…

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      VonKellef July 13, 2017 at 11:24 pm

      I remember him always being a hard core fan. Cheering amongst people like us, fans. Every chance he got.

      This transfer can’t happen man. It just can’t be true. Nothing rational in my mind can make sense of this. There is nothing is this transfer that indicates that we are gaining something from this. To let, probably the best CB at the moment leave for peanuts, and to a rival. Its just not making any sense.

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        JuventusBuffon July 13, 2017 at 11:37 pm

        We’re losing our most important player, no two ways about it. Marotta better make amends to this, somehow..

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          VonKellef July 13, 2017 at 11:44 pm

          I’m sorry mate. But if this deal goes through and Marotta brings us Messi on a silver plater, maybe then will I for one think about forgiving him.

          This has bugged me the whole day. In what world dose these directors live in, under what rock? If they payed like a 100M for him and we would invest that money wisely I would say okay. If they included De Sciglio and Romagnoli and 40-50 M. I would say it was a good deal. If he truly wanted to leave and we sold to a British club for 60-70M, I would be able to live with it. But this amount and to this club. I am devestated man.

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            JuventusBuffon July 13, 2017 at 11:47 pm

            My thoughts exactly, only way he can make up for this. But shit, I feel so betrayed by this, I legitimately thought he loved Juve

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            VonKellef July 13, 2017 at 11:49 pm

            I am going to need a lot of booze if I am going to get some sleep tonight. Man, when things in my life wore slowly going in the right direction I get this slapped in my face.

            I hope that this deal doesn’t go through. We don’t need this.

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            JuventusBuffon July 13, 2017 at 11:53 pm

            I feel for you man, we all do

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    Moderator July 13, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    How? How? HOW? do you allow a player like Leo bonucci to leave for 40m, to your direct rivals who are spending money for fun this summer in an effort to compete with you? HOW?

    Will of player? My ass – De Gea was stopped. Ribery. Verratti this summer has backtracked and been forced to stay. DO THE SAME JUVENTUS – DO IT.

    I can take Pirlo, Pogba, Vidal leaving, because none of them were as important as Bonucci to our success. First thing Conte fixed was the defence, and then we built on it. Every success since then was built on that back line + buffon. The walls can fall down, the roof can blow off, the electics can blow…..but you have the foundations. You can build on it – YOU DON’T DISMANTLE THE FOUNDATIONS FOR CHRISSAKES !!!!!!!!!

    I’m at that point when i’m prepared to see a big Juve signing arrive and another big player leave every summer because we have an inability to keep our players at the club.

    I need to rant more…..but not now.

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      VonKellef July 13, 2017 at 11:29 pm

      I hate when I’m proving right and right again. Marotta do not master the basics of selling a player. This must be his doing. I can not imagine a scenario where Bonnucci walks up to Marotta and tells him he wants to leave, and for Milan? Something strange is in the making. Berlusconi sold the club 10 minutes ago and they are signing players left and right. It took us 10 years to get back, and we are still not back at the top. Now Milan comes and they dictate the league like we are some second grade club. This is outrageous.

      Is Agnelli, Nedved, Marotta, Paratici and the rest aiming for the Copa Italia?

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      Dar Black July 14, 2017 at 12:15 am

      Nail, head, hit! 100% bang on the money. This may well if true be the one transfer sale too far, the one we let go and find we can’t replace. A bitter regret may be heading our way very very soon.

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    Vin July 13, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    What. The. Fuck.

    By no means in any dimension on any planet does this move make sense on anyone’s part.

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    Rostyslav Horbay July 13, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    a few thoughts:
    Bonucci is in a conflict with Allegri, maybe Dybala and some other players (he almost started a fight during the halftime in the CL final – very unprofessional). He also requested a double to his 3.5 M sallary. In this sense he needs to leave. 30 years old, not old but a young Rugani and Caldara will replace him. Sad that a Vidal story repeats, but it’s needed to be done. Regarding not selling to MC or Chelsea – Bonucci does not want to leave Italy (his younger son in sick, he doea not speak English).
    Just trust them. The story repeats again. But we all remember what happened when Zidane and Inzaghi left, when Vidal and Pirlo left, when Pogba left. So far they always found a substitute for the ones that left. I think loosing Ribalta (one of the scouts) is a bigger loss.

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      Jack Handey July 13, 2017 at 11:54 pm

      Good perspective on things. I don’t mind Juve selling players, but selling him for €40m, not to mention to a direct Serie A rival, is bad business. If it was for €40m+De Ciglio, it would be more palatable in that we at least get a player we need in return, and we get something closer to his market value.

      Someone mentioned the bust-up during half-time in Cardiff and if it is as serious as some suggested, things may be beyond repair. If Bonucci is responsible for the incident, he may very well have cost the like of Buffon and the rest of the old guard a Champions League trophy. The team that came out at halftime was nothing like what we saw in the first half!

      In any case, Juve signing Benatia permanently may have been in anticipation of Bonucci’s exit. That move never made sense to me given Rugani is available, and Caldara will join next year. Now we know why Benatia was considered a worthy addition.

      The loss at Cardiff was painful and the summer hasn’t made things any better. Let’s hope the new remaining team remains focused and motivated. I for one am looking forward to seeing Bentancur.

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    B1anconer0 July 13, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    40mil has to be a joke! In today’s market he’s at least worth 70mil! At least! Thought marotta did the worst piece of business when he sold Vidal for 35mil but this motherfucker sure showed his stupidity with this sale. 40mil,.. and to a rival.. you gotta be kidding me

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      Xx RForcE xX July 14, 2017 at 6:02 am

      and he cant even make fiore to take 40 for Bernardeschi and shut the fuck up.

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    Rostyslav Horbay July 13, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    guys, relax. We can’t keep them all. I’m sure Juve will buy someone of a huge impact soon. Right now they buy young players. That is very good! I’m more worried about finding a replacement for Buffon. He can stay young forever.

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      Dar Black July 13, 2017 at 11:55 pm

      Trouble is Rostyslav we are increasingly unable to keep anyone of world class ability for too long (for various reasons). Unlike all other top 6 clubs we are increasingly seen as being able to have our bones picked at. Tevez, Vidal, Pogba, Morrata now Leo. You will be able to add Dybala to that probably next season too. Treating players fairly, fine. Business is business, fine. But why is it always us that seemingly has to lose our best? Munich hang on to the players THEY want to keep, as do RM and Barca and Utd too. Why can’t we? It can’t just be salary. Another sad day if true, bye bye Leo. Thanks for the memories.

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        4ZA-JUVE July 14, 2017 at 2:39 am

        Pogba was never going to stay, Tevez said at his first press conference he’d be going back to Argentina after two seasons, Vidal left for a bigger club at the time, Morata was forced back to Madrid, and Leo made his choice to leave, Juve are way ahead from where Agnelli expected the club to be from when he took over, most of us forget the state we were in 7 years ago! I think Juve are doing just fine, in 5 years time Bonucci will be about to retire, Juve will still be Juve just like they were in 1897!

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        Rostyslav Horbay July 14, 2017 at 4:48 am

        In case of Barsa or Real – yes, but this one has a dark story behind. All the sudden one of the best defenders in the worlds witches from Seria A champions and CL finalist to a club that is not even in top 5 in Italy. This is not just about money. I think it’s one of those scenarioswhen a player will have to leave because he’s in conflict with other team members

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    JuventusBuffon July 13, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    After 7 long years with us guys, 7 years which we built him from a crap defender that looked shaky every time the ball went near him, to the best in the world. We made Bonucci. As for Marotta, grow some fucking balls and hold on to your talent! And he best be making serious bids to sign Messi, Bale, Kroos, or CR7 to make up for this shit storm.

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      VonKellef July 13, 2017 at 11:54 pm

      If this is true comrade. I would rather let Dani Alves and Bonnucci rotten on the bench until the end of their contracts than doing them this favor. And helping Bonnucci stay in Italy for his and his wife’s sake. What are we the salvation army? I don’t buy into the half time fight story. Nothing of this could justify letting him leave for Milan for peanuts.

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      Jack Handey July 14, 2017 at 12:01 am

      WOW. If true, that explains a lot.

      F*ck Alves!
      F*ck Bonucci!

      I hope they get what they deserve. We still have great leaders in the likes of Buffon, Chiellini and Marchisio to keep this team motivated and hungry.

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        JuventusBuffon July 14, 2017 at 12:09 am

        Yeah this makes perfect sense, why else would Alves want to skip town as fast as humanly possible days before the market even opened, and show resentment towards Juve?

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        Rostyslav Horbay July 14, 2017 at 4:51 am

        It’s not about players. It’s aboutthe management. And we have the best scouts and the best directors. No worries, we have young players to cover the positions!

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      thegutterpoet July 14, 2017 at 2:04 am

      Confirmed by two online forums!

      Still, I suppose millions believed and still believe Assad launched a chemical weapons attack on his own people recently, with ISIS/ Al Qaeda as the only known source of the news…

      I place zero faith in the reddit report. Whilst I was shocked and startled by the Leo move story, I quickly came to ponder that he had been far from amazing last season and I would prefer to see him at AC Milan than any other club I can think of but Juve…good for the league. Price seems very low, yet we have a habit of giving players a lot of liberty when they wish to depart. Annoying, but far from the end of the world…given we have Rugani and the more impressive Caldara close or nearby.

      As for the schoolyard bullshit suggested in the reddit snapshot…seems more the imagination of teenager seeking attention. Not one mention of Buffon? During a heated exchange at half time of a Champions League final. Not one mention of Marchisio? Those two senatori simply bowed their heads and looked away? Its plain nonsense…

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        Moderator July 14, 2017 at 8:43 am

        La Stampa reported it over and over.
        He renewed in 2016 and leaves 6 months later? something has happened.

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          thegutterpoet July 14, 2017 at 11:07 am

          My fine friend, anything is possible, but I work mainly in logic, and for the discussion outlined in the reddit thing to take place would paint not just Alves and Bonucci as truly appalling characters. There it also what I mentioned, namely the absence of any other senior players involved.

          Buffon is too fine a man to cower in the shadows.

          Let us ponder the report is true. In which case, I am ever more glad that both are out. ANd any respect I had for Big Leo has vanished and morphed into disgust.

          I do not believe Leo was our finest player last season. He has agitated this move, and if the reddit routine has any truth, he has brought our club’s name into disrepute, which is unforgivable.

          40m is still a decent fee. We have Rugani and Caldara. And will be fine. Maybe we will sign De Vrij.

          I do not see any major horror, other than the story you shared. Other than which, he is not my favourite player, I really dont have one. I simply love the club.

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            E.Micallef July 14, 2017 at 7:07 pm

            Something did happen and Bonucci was at fault. Look at the way he left. Nobody did say a word. Not even Buffon.

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    Dar Black July 14, 2017 at 12:10 am

    Just to put this into perspective, Swansea in EPL are believed to want more than the £40m offered to them for Gylfi Siggurdson! Yes, above average midfielder who takes an occasional great freekick will be sold for more than the best CB in the world. We (Beppe) buy good, but sell really sh*t giveaways. Didn’t Moggi say as much recently?

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      VonKellef July 14, 2017 at 12:14 am

      I think they demanded around 50M for him from Everton. I wonder, how hard can it actually be to get payed a decent amount for a player. Every team on the planet seems to know how to do so except for ours.

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        Dar Black July 14, 2017 at 12:17 am

        Yep, agreed.

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      Xx RForcE xX July 14, 2017 at 5:47 am

      call me Moggi lol

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    Dar Black July 14, 2017 at 12:48 am

    Last day in office before starting a new job… Leo with socks on at J Medical not looking like he’s really into it.

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    ML July 14, 2017 at 1:51 am

    Guys. It’s ok. Bonucci is nothing without Buffon, Chiellini, etc. He’s not going to get any better. It’s time to rebuild. We need to start selling people, and bringing in younger talent. Our defense has been the same for 7 years. It’s time.

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    Cory July 14, 2017 at 2:25 am

    The question is who do we go after with the cash. I believe that Rugani is ready to step in. DM or RB? And any word on Berna?

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      Vin July 14, 2017 at 3:58 am

      There most likely wouldn’t be any concern to fill his spot. Split that CB role with Barzagli, Benatia, and Rugani — maybe even recall Caldera for numbers, if at all possible.

      I’m guessing the money would be used on Bernardeschi. Thus giving a slightly bigger fund for a DM and RB.

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    4ZA-JUVE July 14, 2017 at 2:30 am

    Bonucci went searching for this, what ever was said in Cardiff can’t be taken back, he may already regret whats been done, but this is the modern game, the ADP’s and Maldini’s are a thing of the past, we the fans hope our favourites stay, but the reality is that they want new challenges and different environments to try, sometimes even just more money and a personalized Twitter emoji!
    Bonucci gave Juve 3 solid years( the other 4 were him developing) and Juve gave the environment to become the player he is today. Unfortunately it’s ending in a way the fans are against, but breakups are rarely pretty. If Serie A is going to be great again we need Milan there, and if Bonucci going to Milan brings Italian football to a higher level, than let it be. It’s not like Juve are short on options with CB’s.
    Juve have always become stronger after parting ways with their Stars, I don’t see it being any different this time around.
    The hate on Marotta needs to stop, his “if the player asks to leave” approach is how it should be, the direction Juve is going should be a good enough reason not to ask for a transfer, and if they do… Arrivederci!!!!

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    Mixalis Neskis July 14, 2017 at 6:24 am

    Come on now, close the deal so that we can move on. It is time to start thinking about next year’s mercato. And before you say we did not even start this year let me explain:
    Next year Buffon retires. That means arround 2 months of work and at least a sum of 50-70M for a GK. Next year we will not have the funds and the time to deal with other possitions other from the “next Buffon” and a couple of squad players. For that reason, the team needs to improve everything at once this year. Costa is a good start, DM, RM, RB should not be over 26-27 years old and if needed bring back Caldara a year earlier to rotate the DC for the 17-18 season. That way we have a core of players who will be at their prime for the next 4-7 years, able to support the new GK and hopefully compete for some silverware.

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      thegutterpoet July 14, 2017 at 12:31 pm

      I doubt we will be spending big on a replacement for Buffon. I could roam around and around in words to explain this, but the long and short of it is that there is no Buffon replacement. I do not know of anyone other than De Gea i would place at the same level. And we are not getting De Gea. We will have the Pole, most likely, and he will have a chance to bed in to the group and club ethos, be given some games and if he seems up to the task, he will be our number one when Buffon steps away from the field. He might end up staying…

      You are of course correct in terms of long term planning, which I believe the club is faring very well at pursuing.

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    JuveMarchisio July 14, 2017 at 8:46 am

    To be honest, I deeply respect the – if the player wants out, he can get out – policy. I think it is truly important to have players wanting to play for the black and white, for what reason also, if X rather likes to play for another team, well, let them. If X doesn’t rate JUVE as the highest, fuck off then. There is no need to held hostage to that player. In this case Bonucci doesn’t want to play for another team, he simply does not want to play for the Bianconeri. What is even worse. M. Allegri stated recently Bonucci is the future of Juve. More kiss assing isn’t possible. Still Bonucci wants to leave. So like in any malfunction marriage. Let’s quickly get over it. Bonucci will always be a special player nonetheless. But King Kong will always be my favorite. And now this is the time to shine DANIELE RUGANI…now this is your time…grab it with all you got…make us forget Bonucci

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      thegutterpoet July 14, 2017 at 10:12 am

      I am of the same opinion here, JM. I care less for the departure than I do for how we move forward as a club. My view is that this has been very much engineered by Bonucci and his agent. A mountain has been made of a molehill. The alleged half time CL final argument blown into allsorts of crazed suggestions, most if not all of which I simply find silly and far removed from any professional football team in the midst of a CL final.

      We could be getting more money for players but financially and from a sporting perspective, we are doing very well indeed. Bonucci leaving does not hurt, it is simply curious.

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    B1anconer0 July 14, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Pff fuck him then. I was wrong about bonucci. I thought he’d stay at Juve for the rest of his footballing career.
    Now i hear Juve wanting to bring in manolas? Rugani must be given a chance, he’s not going to wait forever!
    We still have 4 top cb’s in benatia chiellini barza and rugani for 2 spots. No need to throw millions on an extra cb.

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      Xx RForcE xX July 14, 2017 at 11:17 am

      exactly, we need DM, WC dm and bernardeschi, and if Schick realy has cardiac problem, then another striker.

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    Juventino Persa July 14, 2017 at 11:53 am

    I love Juve, no matter what, and I love it more than any player, I don’t care about Bonucci, I care about the club, and this exactly where it hurts most: It confirms our status as a team who can not keep its stars! Call it selling club, small team, whatever you want, this damage to the club’s image is the worst one.

    Every summer we are losing stars and first team players: Pogba, Vidal, Tevez, Morata, Alves, and Now Bonucci… I know Tevez wanted to be back to Boca, Pogba wanted Money and United, Alves is classless… blah bla bla… I know all those “reasons”, but when it comes to keeping our best players, not only we are not comparable with Barça, Madrid, Bayern, we are even more pathetic than likes of Dortmund and Atletico Madrid and Tottenham, and yes we are richer and more successful than all of them, and with much bigger history. Those “reasons” behind players loss is everywhere, Ronaldo had reasons to leave Madrid this summer but they convinced him to stay, Verratti wanted Barça but PSG made him to stay and even apologise to the fans. Even Donnarumma had all the “reasons” of the world to leave Milan but they forced him to stay and didn’t say BS like “If player wants to leave, we let them go”! And for all this I blame management, and YES, his holiness, your sacred non-crticizable Mr. Marotta!!!

    And one more thing: Try to find “reasons” for Dybala and Pjanic’s sale next summer, or who knows even this summer. Here are a couple of them: Dybala always wanted Barça, Pjanic wanted money of PL teams… bla bla bla… Bottom line is: We are a club unable to keep our best player… sad

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      JuveMarchisio July 14, 2017 at 12:21 pm

      after each mercato we are stronger that’s still the most important thing and yes economics is important for the management note that we are the only Italian team on European level…note that the whole serie A is in major downfall … Bayern Dortmund Leverkusen Monaco PSG Lyon (Germany and France) those teams are all better than any other Italian team (Milan, Inter, Napoli, Fiorentina, Roma, Lazio, …) … alle Spanish all English teams are all better … those Italian teams are all up for sale or sold or “under construction” We live in those times … so to see the tree JUVE stars shining at the highest European level is indeed holy. So yes Mr. Marotta and the management must not be blamed yes that is blasphemy. If you say the management is okay to bring Juve back to the top but unfit to let them shine at the utmost top. Than they proofed you wrong by playing the CL finale.

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        Xx RForcE xX July 14, 2017 at 1:33 pm

        Leverkusen and Lyon? oh come, they are a joke

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          JuveMarchisio July 14, 2017 at 1:35 pm

          Lyon kicked out Roma

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            Xx RForcE xX July 14, 2017 at 2:59 pm

            and Ajax trashed Lyon, does it mean Ajax is better than Roma? nope

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            JuveMarchisio July 14, 2017 at 3:03 pm

            it would be a 50/50 match, sorry

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            Xx RForcE xX July 14, 2017 at 8:31 pm

            no way mate, roma is far better than Ajax, Gone are the days when Ajax was real Giant.I remember that final back in 1996 and after that game, Ajax began to fall.They sold out almost whole team in couple of years.Shame.

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    Max July 14, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    I’m ok with Bonucci leaving, after what he did, but I want the club to say why.. then at that point I wouldn’t even care if they release him. They all let us down. They had to wait until the biggest game of the season to do that shit. Leo was my favorite player, but I support the club. It was hard not to believe the rumors, even after he denied them, but to think he actually started that thing in HT. I woke up today, picked up my phone to check “Bonucci left for Milan” surprisingly there were tears in my eyes, not because he was leaving, I remembered that 2nd half. I never ever doubt the team, no matter what happens. I trust that everyone know how to do their jobs & I like that we keep only those who are interested. The important thing is how we move forward. I hope they bring back Caldara & actually give him & Rugani a chance. One of them has to start.

    What if, after what happened, Gigi told Leo to find another team? cos leaving on the same day Gigi returns & all. Coincidence? I think not.

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      Xx RForcE xX July 14, 2017 at 3:00 pm

      what return you mean?

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        Max July 14, 2017 at 3:14 pm

        From vacation. First day for Gigi. Just a thought I had.

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          E.Micallef July 14, 2017 at 6:59 pm

          Very well written. Something did happen in that 2nd half.

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      JuventusBuffon July 14, 2017 at 7:02 pm

      There was most likely pressure on him from the club not to speak about the incident, all will be revealed soon enough.

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    E.Micallef July 14, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    For the time being no one sent a good luck to Leo which indicates #friction.

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    RAC July 14, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Anyone else think bonucci was fired? We let him go for about 65% market value in less than 48 hours.. to milan.. I can hardly imagine management pulling something like that with offers of 60m+ in hand from abroad. I don’t think this deal would have gone through so easily if were just him pushing to leave… I don’t want to believe gossip but i have to say the shoe does seem to fit..

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    E.Micallef July 14, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    We have signed a worldclass winger.Others will follow.I feel motivated once again.Lets go!!!!!!!

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    SMD05 July 14, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    1. I am not against the “not keeping players against their will” policy, but I am not a fan of how we publicize the policy; it affects our ability to get a proper transfer fee.

    2. Bonucci, highly disappointed, but such is modern football… I’m just disappointed in the fee, should’ve easily been in the 60-70 million range.

    3a. Please please please do not buy another CB!!! Give Rugani his chance, between him and Benatia paired with Chiellini, and with Barzagli as a back up, we are good!
    3b. Barzagli, I love him, but he has lost a step… Caldera should be ahead of him next year, and Andrea will be our wise old sage to guide him… it is what it is, Coppa starter only

    4. Use this money and get the DM we need, not a bargain basement deal (i.e.:not Hernanes)

    5. I do not like that we end up selling 1-2 starters per year, it does give off the wrong impression! But Morata, does NOT count toward this trend, he had a buy-back clause… yes we could’ve negotiated for him, but if we had our mind made up on Gonzalo, then what is the point. Alvaro would’ve still been a bench player; although I do debate on who would’ve better for us, especially after the formation switch.

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      Dar Black July 14, 2017 at 10:56 pm

      In UCL? Alvaro. In Serie A, Gonzo albeit initially. Pretty sure Morata would catch him up. We overpaid for Gonzo, no two ways. But it crushed Napoli didn’t it, so maybe that was a price worth paying?

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    Papilaya(John)™★★★ July 14, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    Tough pill to swallow, fucking tough. But it looks like there were problems in yhe lockerroom in caediff and if so, that means bonuccis attitude cowt us the cl final. No room for that shit. He stillthe best defender in my eyes, but he grew in the black and white stripes and we still have barzagki and chiellini to mentor Rugani and Caldara.

    The only thing that bothers me us is two years in a row we lose a top player to europa league playing teams

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    Jas July 14, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    A comical move to say the least, people are giving Bonucci too many free passes with excuses. He left like a douchebag in the end, all those interviews and comments about bleeding for the shirt and being a juventino forever is hilarious. The transfer policy is spot on, I’m all for selling players that want to leave. Why hold them against their will? They should be honored to wear the colors, people forget Juventus made him in to a world class player, he’s made over $30 million dollars playing for the club. By all means this is a slap in the face but we’re not hear broken we’re actually laughing. Caldara and Rugani will fill the spot even better, Leonardo is not a leader and never was say what you want about it. This is normal in today’s football, players will come and go, I see nothing wrong with this transfer. At best he will play in champions league when he is 32, good luck with that pal. We move forward, and to all you doubting the board, please remember we made two champions league finals in the last three years. Every time the team had to rebuild it became even stronger. No player is bigger than the club, what that actually means is that the club as a whole from the players, trainers, medical staff and all other workers. There is so much effort on everyone’s end it’s silly to put anyone above it all. Super excited for next season, can’t wait until we play Milan and destroy them :).

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      Nicholas Macarages July 15, 2017 at 5:40 am

      You couldn’t “destroy Milan” with Bonucci last season. Out of the 4 times Milan and Juve faced each other it came down to 1 goal in 3 fixtures and then penalties in Doha. This was with a weak Milan side. I think you are being over confident.

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    Praval July 15, 2017 at 4:36 am

    After this shambolic news I wonder what is the core of the team. Always thought Bonucci to be a part of the core and the warrior. Did not expect him to move out dressing room fallouts or not, seeking greener pastures or not, hot head or not. If this trend does not buck, I wonder which players (stalwarts) of the team will stay if something like 2006 happened to us (I know it will not).

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    Garninho July 16, 2017 at 12:18 am

    Guys, after reading basically as much as I can about the Bonucci transfer saga and attempting to discern what’s news and what’s BS, I truly think the guy was sold because he underperformed in the biggest game last year. Come to think about it, that may have been the case with Vidal two years ago. They were sold because they were determined to be the weakest links each time. That was probably not the case with Pirlo, but he did have a pretty bad game in the 2015 final. I believe whatever happened in the dressing room is blown way out of proportion, although it’s hard to believe that nothing happened considering the lack of acknowledgement from other players on social media after Leo’s transfer.

    I choose to put my trust in Beppe and Allegri. I don’t expect everyone to feel the same way. I’ve seen comments regarding us letting our “best” players leave for nothing, but today came news of Alex Sandro; the lad clearly was at the very least intrigued by the prospect of EPL, but Beppe pulled a PSG and said no. Why say no to a very big offer for Sandro and ship Bonucci out for €42 million?

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      Ak87 July 17, 2017 at 4:50 am

      Umm, bonucci didn’t underperform in Cardiff. Barzagli did, and so did Higuain and even more so, Dybala. Bonucci pointed out at halftime that Cuadrado had to go in for Barzagli and told Dybala to stop shitting his pants about getting a second yellow and play his game. If you did watch the game you’d note Bonucci played very well. (As did Vidal in 39-5 and every other game before and after that).

      I fucking had the fits in the beginning if the match when I saw barzagli there instead of cuadrado. Allegri lost Juve the final, and they sold Bonucci because relations got acrimonious when he was none too diplomatic to point it out at half time.

      Barzagli’s inability to cover the flank and Cuadrado’ absence put a huge strain on Dani Alves and Mandzukic, having to cover practically double the ground.

      I respect Alllegri, but his choice of formation in the final was just irresponsible. He fucked up. I only hope he learned from it.

      Gonna be a lot tougher without Bonucci. Today, he is the best center back in the world bar none.