Friday August 11 2017
‘Bonucci would’ve been Juve captain’

Max Allegri has confessed that Leonardo Bonucci would have become Juventus’ captain if he did not leave for Milan.

Bonucci sealed a stunning transfer to Milan earlier in the summer, despite being an integral part of Juve’s defence for the past seven years, and Allegri – on his 50th birthday – admitted he was “really sorry” to see him go.

“Bonucci’s departure? I’m really sorry about it,” he told Premium Sport.

“Leo would’ve been Juventus’ future captain, the man of the dressing room to convey what Juve were about to the younger lads. But he made a choice.

“The club and Coach won’t blame him [for leaving]. No-one’s to blame.”