“Allegri Not Responsible For Bonucci’s Milan Move”

Leonardo Bonucci’s decision to leave six-time reigning Serie A champions Juventus for rivals AC Milan was not due to a falling out with head coach Massimiliano Allegri, according to his wife.

Bonucci sensationally left Juve in the off-season, the Italy international centre-back joining Milan in a €42 million deal.

The 30-year-old’s departure from Turin, shortly after Juve lost to Real Madrid in the Champions League final, sparked speculation of a row with Allegri. Those claims, however, were dismissed by Bonucci’s wife, Martina Maccari.

“His decision wasn’t due to an argument with Max Allegri,” Maccari told Rai Radio 1.

“In a professional setting, I think balance between all parties is fundamental. Leonardo chose to leave because of the vicissitudes within the environment, but now he’s calm and giving his all for this new adventure.”

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