Leonardo Bonucci looks set to leave Juventus and per several reports, Union Berlin is one club that is showing an interest in signing the Italian defender.
As reported via our colleagues at Get Italian Football News, tensions are now mounting in the situation involving Juventus and club veteran Bonucci. The Italian is already separated from the squad and is training separately but the player’s lawyers are reportedly considering legal action to demand his reintegration. Despite the player reportedly wanting to remain, after signing a recent contract extension, there’s now talk of a possible change.
Kicker cite Italian reports that Union Berlin are among the clubs showing an interest in signing Bonucci, but add that it’s questionable as to whether Die Eisernen can handle the financial dimensions of any potential deal. With a contract until 2024, Bonucci’s salary will be considerably higher than anyone currently at Union.
Of course, with Union Berlin now playing Champions League football, there’s no doubt that a signing of this calibre would excite fans but with a tight control over their finances, it’s difficult to see Union pulling off a transfer of this magnitude, despite their almost signing of Isco in January.
GGFN | Daniel Pinder