Juventus have officially confirmed the signing of Leonardo Bonucci, just one year after he left the club for AC Milan.
The 31-year-old defender returns to Juventus after just one season in Milan, having undergone his Juve medical earlier today.
Bonucci was exchanged outright for Mattia Caldara with the 24-year-old centre-back heading to Milan in a direct swap deal.
A statement on Juve’s official website confirmed the return of Bonucci, as well as the transfers of Gonzalo Higuain and Caldara to AC Milan:
“Juventus Football Club S.p.A announces that these agreements have been finalised with AC Milan S.p.A.
“Temporary transfer of the registration rights of the player Gonzalo Higuain for a consideration of €18m, to be paid in the 2018-19 financial year.
“The agreement also provides AC Milan with the option, to be exercised at the end of the 2018-19 financial year for the definitive acquisition of the player at a price of €36m to be paid in two financial years.
“Definitive acquisition of the player Leonardo Bonucci for a consideration €35m, payable in two financial years. Juventus and the player have signed a five-year contract of employment until June 30 2023.
“Definitive disposal of the registration rights of the player Mattia Caldara for a consideration €35m, payable in two financial years. The economic effect is positive for around €22m.”
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