Gonzalo Higuain Joins AC Milan As Leonardo Bonucci Returns To Juventus

Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain has joined Serie A rivals AC Milan from Juventus on a loan deal worth £16m (18m euros).

The deal gives Milan an option to sign to the 30-year-old permanently in a year by paying a fee of £32.04m (36m euros)

Higuain joined Juventus in 2016 from Napoli in a deal worth £75.3 M.

"Gonzalo and Mattia are two important pieces of the new era of the club," AC Milan said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci has returned to Juventus after just a year at AC Milan. He joined Milan last summer for £35.1m.

He rejoins that the ‘Old Lady’ in a swap deal that has seen 24-year-old Italian defender Mattia Caldara move in the opposite direction.

 "After spending seven wonderful years in black and white, Leonardo Bonucci has returned to the club following a season at AC Milan,” Juventus in said in a statement.  

"Both Juventus and Bonucci are ready to start winning things again together."

Just like Higuain, Caldara was also being linked with a move to Premier League giants Chelsea.

Bonucci and Caldara’s swap deal has been valued at (£31.m (35m euros).

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