Leonardo Bonucci has said he decided to join AC Milan from Juventus after being told he would be central to the club’s plans.
Italy international defender Bonucci officially completed his move on Thursday and wrote on Instagram: “When you think of AC Milan, you naturally think of the team’s history, of all those champions who have worn the famous team colours.
“I think of [Franco] Baresi, [Alessandro] Costacurta, [Paolo] Maldini, [Alessandro] Nesta, [Mauro] Tassotti. I admire them for what they have given to football and this club. They are legends.
“I arrive today to start writing a new page in the Rossoneri history and in my career. The challenge begins now, a new adventure starts today together with comrades who, like me, are so hungry to win.
“I would like to thank the entire team, director [Marco] Fassone, [sporting director Massimiliano] Mirabelli and Mr [Vincenzo] Montella, who have all strongly supported me and made me feel so central to this ambitious new plan.”