Leonardo Bonucci may have broken the hearts of many Juventus fans by moving to AC Milan on a reported €42 million deal, but it seems his departure has left his former club teammate Gianluigi Buffon crestfallen.
Buffon uploaded an image of the duo on his Instagram profile captioned: “Compagni di squadra. Compagni di viaggio. Abbiamo percorso un pezzo di strada insieme. Una strada vincente. Ti auguro il meglio per il tuo nuovo cammino. Ma mi mancherai” which when translated, reads “Teammates. Travel companions. We walked along a piece of road together. A winning path. I wish you the best for your new journey. But I'm going to miss you”.
Bonucci signed for the Bianconeri in 2010 and alongside defenders Andre Barzagli, Giorgio Chiellini and goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, formed one of the stingiest defences in Europe, notably winning six Serie A titles back-to-back.
The 39-year-old Buffon is in the final stages of a glittering career and while he will still team up with Bonucci for the Italian national side, the pain of losing a close friend and teammate with whom he has shared so many triumphs is an understandable one.