Bonucci Rejoins Juventus In Swap Deal With Caldara, Higuain Moving To Milan

Italian international defender Leonardo Bonucci has rejoined Serie A champions Juventus from rivals AC Milan in a swap just one season after he left for the San Siro.

The 31-year-old had earlier signed for Milan from the Old Lady in a €40m deal last summer.

He returns in a swap deal which involves the duo of Mattias Caldara and Gonzalo Higuain moving in the opposite direction to AC Milan.

Bonucci and Caldara, 24, is in a swap deal with both transfers worth €35m while Higuain moves to the seven-time European champions on a season-long loan deal worth €18m with the obligation to make it permanent for €36m.

Announcing his return to the club, a Juventus statement said: “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.” The statement further said.

On the acquisitions of Caldara and Higuain, an AC Milan statement said: “Gonzalo and Mattia are two important pieces of the new era of the club.”