Bonucci determined to start legal action against Juventus

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Former Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci is planning to take legal action against his former club, Italian media reports.

Bonucci has spent most of his professional career at Juve, having two spells at the club between 2010 and 2017, and 2018-2023.

The 36-year-old won 17 trophies with the Italian giants and played a key role in the Italy side that won Euro 2020 under Roberto Mancini.

His second spell at Juventus ended in August, with the centre-back terminating his contract and subsequently signing for Union Berlin in the Bundesliga.

Several media reported that Juve told Bonucci he was not part of the club’s plans as he entered the final year of his contract, with the defender said to be for ‘technical reasons’.

He is said to have been told to train away from the rest of the squad as a result, and was not given a squad number.

But now, the Italy legend is said to be now seeking legal action.


According to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Bonucci has decided to pursue legal action against his former club

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It is claimed that his lawyers will continue with the action today (Tuesday), which consists of a ‘claim for damages due to the alleged lack of adequate training and preparation conditions available to Bonucci’.

The report adds that his lawyers will claim that Bonucci suffered professional and image damage as a result.

Bonucci is said to see the action ‘not as a personal struggle but a fact of legitimate principle’, comparing him to other players who ‘find themselves facing situations similar to those he has experienced, without having opportunity to react’.

In addition, the report adds that Bonucci will donate any amount resulting from this action to Neuroland, an association that supports the families of children admitted to the Regina Margherita Hospital in Turin, as well as Live Onlus, which donates defibrillators to divided into sports clubs and schools, from the proceeds of auctions of equipment from high-profile athletes.

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