3rd of August 2018 Author: Johnny Karp
AC Milan and Serie A champions Juventus have reached an agreement for the transfer of star striker Gonzalo Higuain in a deal that also sees Leonardo Bonucci join Juventus and Mattia Caldara head the opposite way. AC Milan have paid around 16 million pounds to loan Gonzalo Higuain for a single season, with an option to make the deal permanent by paying an extra 32 million pounds. Defender Mattia Caldara also joins AC Milan for Juventus in a straight swap deal with fellow central defender Leonardo Bonucci, who returns to Juventus after just one season at AC Milan.
Gonzalo Higuain, now aged 30, scored 16 league goals for Juventus last season as the Bianconeri won the Serie A title once again. The Argentinian striker had joined Juventus in 2016 from rivals Napoli for a fee of 75 million pounds and went on to score 40 Serie A goals in his two seasons with the champions. AC Milan have released a statement following the completion of the two transfers, saying that "Gonzalo and Mattia are two important pieces of the new era of the club." The statement also reveals that 24-year-old Mattia Caldara, who scored 3 league goals in 24 appearances with Atalanta last season, signed a five-year contract with AC Milan.
Leonardo Bonucci, aged 31, had joined AC Milan last summer from Juventus for around 35 million pounds and now he returns to the Bianconeri after just one year. The central defender scored two Serie A goals in 35 appearances for AC Milan last season. Juventus said in a statement: "After spending seven wonderful years in black and white, Leonardo Bonucci has returned to the club following a season at AC Milan. Both Juventus and Bonucci are ready to start winning things again together." AC Milan have already signed striker Nikola Kalinic from Fiorentina this summer, along with winger Fabio Borini from Sunderland, goalkeeper Pepe Reina, left-back Ivan Strinic and attacking midfielder Alen Halilovic. Juventus have spent over 100 million pounds to bring Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid this summer, while Joao Cancelo also joined the club from Valencia. Juventus have won the last seven Serie A titles, while AC Milan have not won the "scudetto" since 2011.
Juventus are 2/5 at Bet365 to win the Serie A title once again next season, while AC Milan are 16/1 to win it.
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Wow, I don't know how to even comment that.
These are the two teams with the best and worst transfer politic not only in Italy but in Europe I think.
You guess who's who!
Obviously AC Milan owners have all the funds in the world but I' haven't seen so stupid tm dealing in my life then what they doing for the last couple of seasons.
16mill pounds (just a loan) for a player who's unwanted right now in Juventus!! That's insane!
And if Milan buys him next season Juventus will get back about 70% of the fees of their most stupid and overpaid transfer in the last decade plus the fact they won't pay him any salary.
Milan could of get him for free this seasodn just because of that fact alone.
On the top of all that Milan left Bonuchi go, their true lieder on the field, I think this is an example of really stupid tm dealing, so it's not all about the money you own obviously.
Juventus outsmarted them by much,once again!
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