Monday, 17 June 2019 | 11:40 WIB

Barcelona Targets AC Milan Captain

Captain of AC Milan, Leonardo Bonucci.

BARCELONA, NNC – Barca is reportedly aiming at AC Milan captain and defender Leonardo Bonucci.

Barcelona's desire to own Leonardo Bonucci is to replace Javier Mascherano who is rumored to be leaving Camp Nou.

Moreover, Mascherano was reportedly disappointed because his role was only as bench warmer. The Argentine player has been linked with a Chinese club.

In addition, Mascherano’s significant role is diminishing because of his frequent injuries.

Seeing Mascherano's desire to leave, Barcelona started looking for newer players. Now, its eyes are fixed on Leonardo Bonucci. The ex-Juventus player is deemed to have capabilities that match the strategy of Ernesto Valverde.

Reported by Calciomercato, AC Milan will sell one or two star players to even out the team's financial balance. Moreover, Milan may not be able to compete in the Champions League next season based on the current performance of Nikola Kalinic and his friends.

Even so, Barcelona will have difficulty convincing Leonardo Bonucci to leave Italy. According to news, the former Inter Milan player declared no intention of leaving Italy for family reasons.

AC Milan brought Leonardo Bonucci from Juventus with €42 million or IDR677 billion in the summer transfer market in 2017. Until now, the 30-year-old has played in 23 matches in various competitions.