Bonucci’s football journey took an unexpected twist when he made a late summer transfer move to Bundesliga club Union Berlin.
The Italian international was left bewildered when he learned he was no longer a part of Juventus’ plans earlier this summer.
While the rest of the squad jetted to the United States for their pre-season preparations, Bonucci was left behind in Turin.
Sources close to Bonucci revealed that his representatives had initially sought clarification from the club regarding his sudden exclusion.
However, Juventus remained adamant in their stance. This has left the veteran defender with no option but to take legal action against the Bianconeri.
Bonucci’s legal team, comprised of prominent lawyers Antonio Conte and Gabriele Zuccheretti, set the wheels in motion for the legal proceedings this morning,
The legal action is rooted in a compensation claim, citing damages caused by the alleged absence of adequate training and preparation conditions, harming Bonucci’s professional career and personal image.
Bonucci’s pursuit of legal action is not viewed as a personal vendetta but rather an act of principle.
The 36-year-old sees it as defamatory to undergo training sessions separate from the rest of the squad, coupled with the lack of access to essential facilities such as the gym, swimming pool and restaurant, without any obligatory support from the club.
However, Bonucci has pledged to donate any compensation from this legal dispute.
The proceeds will go towards Neuroland, an association dedicated to supporting the families of children hospitalised in the pediatric neurosurgery department of the Regina Margherita Children’s Hospital in Turin.
Bonucci’s contributions will extend to Live Onlus, an organisation committed to purchasing and donating defibrillators for sports clubs, schools and municipalities through auctions of materials belonging to renowned athletes.
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