Revealed: How Bonucci came close to joining Man City, three times
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Revealed: How Bonucci came close to joining Man City, three times

Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has revealed that Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola wanted to sign him last year.

Bonucci remained at the Serie A side, and also revealed that he could have gone to City in 2016 and in 2017 when he joined AC Milan for a season instead.

"I had this dream of being coached by Pep,” Bonucci told The Athletic. 

“The closest we came was in 2016. I was on the brink of joining City. We were down to the very last details then Juventus decided not to sell."

"We decided to stay together. Then, when I went to AC Milan, I could have gone to City but several things had to fall into place for it to happen. I’d also given my word to Milan. Last year, I spoke to Pep again.

"He wanted me but I told him: ‘Juventus is my home. I’m happy here. I feel at home here’. I wanted to make up the ground I lost by going to Milan for a season."

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