Juventus outcast Leonardo Bonucci has been offered to Eredivisie powerhouse Ajax by his agent amid an uncertain future in Turin.
According to Mike Verwiej, the 36-year-old could exit his homeland at the final stage of his illustrious career after being deemed surplus to requirements at the Allianz Stadium.
Massimiliano Allegri has informed the veteran defender that his services are no longer required, putting him up for sale alongside several other fringe stars, including Weston McKennie and Denis Zakaria.
Despite showing some initial resilience, the Italy international has had a change of heart when pitched with the prospect of joining Ajax with the 2024 European Championship on the horizon.
Bonucci was determined to see out his contract at Juventus, but the Serie A giants continue to insist on his immediate departure due to their reluctance to pay his significant wages.
Lazio and Roma have emerged as the centre-back’s potential saviour after noting his desire to stay in the country.
However, after spending his entire career in Italy, Bonucci’s last roll of the dice could be in the Netherlands, with Ajax enthusiastic about having him for a year.
Juventus are open to letting their long-serving stalwart leave on loan, although they would ideally like to terminate his deal this summer.
Bonucci’s arrival would bring much-needed experience to Ajax’s squad after they lost their leader.
Dusan Tadic left Amsterdam after five years to join forces with former Inter Milan striker Edin Dezko at Turkish giants Fenerbahce in July.
In addition to losing their captain, Ajax could say goodbye to another notable first-team star as Edson Alavrez’s future remains in the balance.
The Mexican’s transfer to Borussia Dortmund collapsed at the 11th hour, but the Lancers are not out of the woods yet.
Newcastle United have set their sights on the 25-year-old midfielder, who is keen on leaving the Netherlands after four years.
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