Juventus have excluded legendary defender Leonardo Bonucci from the first team, according to multiple reports.
The Bianconeri have reportedly told the Italian that he is no longer part of their plans and he has been ejected out of the squad.
Bonucci has also been excluded from Juventus’ preseason tour to the United States of America where they will be facing off against Barcelona, AC Milan and Real Madrid.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the 36-year-old is currently on vacation in Tuscany, Italy and sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli alongside his deputy Giovanni Manna went to relay the information to Leonardo Bonucci.
Bonucci has been advised to look for other clubs as he winds down his illustrious career.
Leonardo Bonucci excluded from Juventus first team
The former AC Milan defender will be present at Juventus Training Center Continassa but he will not train with his teammates.
Leonardo Bonucci returned to the Turin based club on the 2nd of August, 2018 joining the club from rivals AC Milan.
The 36-year-old spent one season with the Rossoneri and he made 51 appearances, scoring 2 goals and providing 1 assist.
Bonucci has a year left on his deal with Juventus, having signed a five-year deal with the club on the 19th of November, 2019.
However, he is seemingly not in the plans of manager Massimiliano Allegri due to technical decisions.
The defender made 26 appearances for the Bianconeri last season, scoring 2 goals and providing no assist.
Leonardo Bonucci, who has been thrown into the transfer market has reportedly been linked with a move to Newcastle United.
Relegated Sampdoria, who finished 20th in the Serie A last season and will be participating in the Serie B, has also been linked to the Italy International.
Cumulatively, he has made 502 appearances for Juventus, scoring 37 goals and providing 10 assists.
Following the exclusion of Bonucci from the first team, Brazilian defender Danilo has been handed the captain’s armband.
Bonucci had revealed on the 17th of May, 2023 that he would retire from active football when his contract ends in 2024 and his next career decision is uncertain.
America International, Weston McKennie and former Barcelona midfielder Arthur Melo have also been excluded from the first team ahead of the 2023/24 season.
Who is Leonardo Bonucci and when was he born?
He is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Juventus and the Italy national team.
Bonucci was born on the 1st of May, 1987 and he is considered as one of the best defenders of his generation.
Leonardo Bonucci’s parents?
The name of his father is Claudio Bonucci while his mother’s name is Dorita Bonucci and his love for football was largely influenced by his family particularly his father and elder brother.
Leonardo Bonucci’s siblings?
He has one sibling, an older brother, whose name is Ricardo Bonucci, a former footballer who played as a central defender in Serie C1 with Viterbese.
Is Leonardo Bonucci married?
Bonucci is married to Martina Maccari, a former model and blogger. They have two sons together and one daughter.
Leonardo Bonucci’s children?
The name of his first son is Lorenzo and he was born in July, 2012. Their second son Matteo was born in May 2014 while their only daughter Matilda was born in February 2019.
Leonardo Bonucci’s net worth, salary and market value?
The net worth of Bonucci is estimated to be within the region of £56 – £70 million and he earns £200,000 weekly playing for Juventus.
According to Transfermkt, Leonardo Bonucci’s market value is €1,500,000.
Leonardo Bonucci’s stats, clubs he has played for and trophies he has won.
Bonucci has made 656 appearances in his career, scoring 45 goals and providing 12 assists across all competitions.
The 36-year-old has played for Inter Milan, Pisa Sporting Club, Bari, Treviso, AC Milan and Juventus.
He has won 9 Serie A titles in his career, 1 with Inter Milan and 8 with Juventus. Leandro Bonucci has also won 4 Coppa Italia titles, 5 Supercoppa Italiana and one UEFA European Championship with Italy.