Milan complete shock deal for Bonucci

AC Milan’s off-season rebuilding has continued after confirming the agreements to sign Leonardo Bonucci and Lucas Biglia.

Italy international defender Bonucci arrives from Juventus on a five-year deal in one of the most unexpected transfers of recent times as he leaves the UEFA Champions League runners-up for the Rossoneri – who finished sixth in Serie A last season.

The 30-year-old is widely considered as Europe’s finest ball-playing central defender and has won six consecutive league titles with Massimo Allegri’s side. And one Scudetto with Milan’s cross-town rivals Inter.

However, after recently falling out with the Old Lady’s head coach, the Rossoneri swooped in to secure the 30-year-old for €42 million and reward him with a €7.5m annual contract – making him the highest paid player in the Italian top-flight.

Another arrival to Vincenzo Montella’s squad is Lazio’s Lucas Biglia, who touched down at the San Siro to complete his medical on Saturday.

It’s been reported that the 31-year-old has also signed a five-year deal after their domestic rivals agreed the €17 million transfer.

These two new signings in the new Chinese revolution at Milan are the Italian giant’s eighth and ninth major deals this summer; after Hakan Calhanoglu, Mateo Musacchio, Franck Kessie, Ricardo Rodriguez, Andre Silva, Fabio Borini and Andrea Conti.

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