Leonardo Bonucci won’t depart AC Milan within the winter regardless of his troublesome first 5 months with AC Milan, his agent has mentioned.
Bonucci joined Milan in a €40 million switch from Juventus in the summertime and was made captain shortly after arriving, however his performances have been criticised with the staff 11th in Serie A.
The 30-year-old — a reported goal for Chelsea and Manchester Metropolis previously — has once more been linked with a transfer overseas, with Milan dealing with the necessity to promote gamers ought to they not qualify for Europe subsequent season.
However agent Alessandro Lucci instructed Sky Sport Italia: “Leonardo is a Milan participant, and he selected to play for Milan and can proceed to pursue his goals there.
“He is an incredible skilled, a pacesetter, and he needs to get out of this example and assist the membership attain the goals they deserve.”
Milan reached the semifinals of the Coppa Italia by beating metropolis rivals Inter this week and are within the spherical of 32 of the Europa League.
Nevertheless, they’re 14 factors behind the highest 4 in Serie A and look unlikely to qualify for the Champions League subsequent season.
Bonucci additionally had a disappointing first season with Juve earlier than happening to win Serie A for six seasons in a row.
This week, he mentioned he might see parallels between the 2 conditions and predicted that Milan would quickly get again “the place they belong.”
Ben Gladwell studies on Serie A, the Italian nationwide staff and the Bundesliga for ESPN FC, UEFA and the Press Affiliation. @UEFAcomBenG.