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Leonardo Bonucci arrives in Milan ahead of impending transfer

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This is happening.

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Things are happening quickly. Very quickly. While there have been unverified reports of a potential rift between Leonardo Bonucci and management all summer, it seemed like those were just stories to sell papers, and that Leo would be with us for a long time. It no longer seems like Leo will be with us for a long time.

As much as it will pain many to see, Bonucci has arrived in Milan today to sign his loaded up contract (even though he signed a new Juventus one a few months ago, but I digress), and join his new team. Gianluca Di Marzio has gathered pictures of Leo arriving in Milan.

Courtesy of Gianluca Di Marzio at http://gianlucadimarzio.com/en/bonucci-arrives-at-casa-milan-the-pictures?page=1#imgal1
Courtesy of Gianluca Di Marzio at http://gianlucadimarzio.com/en/bonucci-arrives-at-casa-milan-the-pictures?page=3#imgal3
Picture courtesy of Gianluca Di Marzio at http://gianlucadimarzio.com/it/calciomercato-milan-bonucci-al-museo-di-casa-milan-la-foto

As you can see, he’s greeted with quite the warm reception. Milan fans are thrilled by this move, as they should be. They’re getting a great defender to add to an already improving defense core. They’re clearly looking for instant results, and Bonucci is a guy that can certainly contribute to those.

Di Marzio is also reporting that the transfer fee will be €40 million plus €2 million in bonuses.