Pep Guardiola keen on bringing Leonardo Bonucci to Manchester City


Coronavirus may have brought a halt to football around Europe, but that won’t have stopped Pep Guardiola planning for the future. The City boss has identifies Juventus defender as potential centre-back recruit this summer

Pep Guardiola’s ‘desire’ to sign Leonardo Bonucci been around for ‘some time’, but has thus far been ‘unfulfillable’ due to Juventus’ reluctance to sell, according to Calciomercato.

Bonucci has been integral to the Turin side this season, having played 90 minutes in 23 of their last 26 league games. Pep Guardiola sees Bonucci as the ‘perfect defender’, with the quality and leadership characteristics to potentially fill the void left by Vincent Kompany

The Italian international has won seven Serie A titles, three Coppa Italia trophies and four Supercoppa Italiana trophies during his time with the Bianconeri, boasting a high level of experience, leadership and quality on and off the pitch.

This season has been something of a disaster for Pep Guardiola’s side, who have looked far off the levels they’ve set in the past.

A key theme for Manchester City this season has been their unreliability in defence, with centre-backs John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi proving unstable at times. Many are predicting a significant overhaul in the summer

We have not had the best of seasons in 2019/20 and one reason behind that is our defence. In the absence of Aymeric Laporte, the team’s performances at the back were far from convincing. Hence, there’s a good chance of City trying to sign some defensive reinforcements during the summer.

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