AC Milan captain, Leonardo Bonucci has explained that he did not leave Juventus because of money.
The tough defender said ” I have achieved everything for Juventus and felt like having other challenges elsewhere, but I did not leave because of money”.
“In Juventus, they now call me traitor, mercenary and notorious, but that is too strong someone like me who always gave his all for Juventus”.
Bonucci spoke to Nazionale in Italy ahead of their World Cup qualifying match against Spain in Madrid on Saturday.
He affirmed that he is happy reuniting with his old pals, Buffon, Chellini and Barzagli, ” I am happy to be around with my friends once again, my move to AC Milan does not change anything, Gigi, Giogio and Andrea will always be my friends”, He said.
It is believed that the changes in the health status of his son, Lorenzo has propelled Bonucci to move from the Turin club. His son is a great fan of Torino star Andrea Belotti and had always wanted to be close to the striker but because his health has improved, the former Juventus defender decided to join the Rossoneris.
Bonucci then said thus ” I am used to be in the center of controversies, so if you talk a lot about me, then it is probably because I have achieved important level as a footballer and as a player”.
Bonucci won double with the Italian Champions but unfortunately lost to Madrid in the UEFA Champions League finals last season.
He also commended his Real Madrid compatriot, Sergio Ramos, Bonucci admitted that the Madrid defender and captain is the best defender in the world.