Leonardo Bonucci “will sue Juventus” after ugly transfer exit after 12 trophy-laden years at the club

LEONARDO BONUCCI will reportedly “sue Juventus” following his summer departure.

The experienced defender left Juve and moved to German club Union Berlin.

Leonardo Bonucci signed with Union Berlin in the summer

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Leonardo Bonucci signed with Union Berlin in the summerPhoto credit: Getty

Bonucci, 36, believes his treatment by Juventus during his final months in Turin resulted in “professional and image damage”.

According to Italian reporter Gianluca Di MarzioThe central defender will now take legal action against his former employer.

The Italian star claims he was not provided with adequate training and preparation conditions before leaving Juventus.

Bonucci claims he was not given access to the Serie A club’s gym, swimming pool or restaurant.

And he adds that he was forced to train away from the rest of the team.

The winner of the European Championship 2020 is accused of not seeking personal benefit with the legal steps, but rather viewing this as a question of principle.

It is claimed that the money awarded to him will go to the Neuroland Children’s Hospital.

Before leaving Juventus, Bonucci hinted that he would retire in 2024.

He told the club’s YouTube channel: “If I stop playing next year it will be the end of a defensive era.”

Bonucci then paid tribute to fellow Juventus legends Giorgio Chiellini, Andrea Barzagli and Gianluigi Buffon, adding: “I hope there will be many defenders in the future, like we did.” [Franco] Baresi, [Paolo] Maldini, [Alessandro] Nesta, [Fabio] Cannavaro will see the four of us as idols.”

The star with 121 caps initially moved from Bari to Juventus in 2010.

He played for Juventus for seven years during his first spell before spending the 2017/18 season at AC Milan.

Bonucci returned to Juventus in 2018 and spent another five seasons in Turin.

He played 502 times for the Old Lady, winning eight Serie A titles and four Coppa Italia.

The highly decorated defender did not play in Union Berlin’s 3-0 defeat against RB Leipzig before the international break and has not yet made his debut for the Bundesliga club.

The 36-year-old Bonucci won numerous trophies with Juventus

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The 36-year-old Bonucci won numerous trophies with JuventusPhoto credit: Getty

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