Leonardo Bonucci: Juventus is my home

Juventus fans have not been unanimous in welcoming Leonardo Bonucci's return from AC Milan, but the Italy defender feels he is back home.

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Leonardo Bonucci believes that he has come home after re-signing for Juventus a year on from his shock departure to AC Milan.

The Italy centre-back sealed his return to Turin on Thursday in a straight swap deal that saw Mattia Caldara move to San Siro as his replacement.

Gonzalo Higuain also joined Milan from Juve on an initial season-long loan deal, with an option to buy. The Argentina striker's transfer means Bonucci's U-turn has arguably not grabbed the headlines it might otherwise have done.

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Some supporters were seemingly not keen to forgive and forget the 31-year-old's defection to the Rossoneri as they whistled and booed him upon his arrival at Juventus' headquarters. Nevertheless, his affections for a club where he won six consecutive Scudetti in his first spell remains strong.

 

Juve kicks off its bid for an eighth straight Serie A crown against Chievo on August 18, while Higuain, Caldara and its new Milan teammates host Genoa a day later.