The Red Devils are keen on signing AC Milan defender Leonardo Bonucci in the summer transfer window.
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is desperate to bolster his side’s defence in order to challenge for the Premier League next season. The Red half of Manchester well quite short of their local neighbours Manchester City this term as Pep Guardiola’s side stormed to the Premiership in grand style. Despite United finishing second on the Premier League table, they were 19 points behind Manchester City who reached a record 100 points.
However, the Portuguese is now eager to get one over his opposite number and has also identified the areas that his squad needs to regain the power in Manchester. Mourinho is reportedly a massive admirer of Leonardo Bonnucci and believes that the Italian could solve his defensive woes at Old Trafford.
The 31-year-old Bonnucci has had a difficult season ever since leaving Serie A champions Juventus and joining AC Milan. The Italian central defender is quite commanding at the back but found himself out of place in a different environment at the San Siro after seven successful seasons at Turin where he won six consecutive Serie A titles. However, life in Milan for one year has been tough, to say the least for Bonucci
According to news outlet Tuttosport, AC Milan is willing to offload Bonucci in the summer if a rival club matches their transfer demands. The Rossoneri reportedly value Bonucci at a price close to £42 million, which is what they paid Juventus for his services last summer and Mourinho is willing to accept the terms of the Italian outfit in order to bring the struggling defender to Old Trafford.
I don’t think that United should look to sign Bonucci because he has shown that he takes time to adapt to new surroundings and a different league will take him a while to master. Plus Bonucci is also past 31 now and could be a liability for a fee that Milan are demanding.