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Gianluigi Buffon says Leonardo Bonucci may regret leaving Juventus for AC Milan in the summer 

The goalkeeper believes his old friend regrets his decision to leave the comfort and success of the Old Lady

Looking back at the summer transfer window, we must admit that Leonardo Bonucci’s move from Juventus to AC Milan was one of the more surprising transfers.

The Italian centre-back – widely regarded as one of the finest defenders in the world at the moment – left the Bianconeri for Milan after winning six successive Serie A titles and appearing in two Champions League finals.

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And so far, things have not been going well for the 30-year-old at the San Siro. 

Turn back time?

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Turn back time?

With the first half of the season complete, Milan find themselves down in 11th place in the table – a massive 14 points behind the top four and five adrift of qualification for the Europa League.

And Juve goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon – who told Gazzetta dello Sport that he’s still in regular contact with his former teammate – believes his old friend is starting to regret the move he made.

They suffered shared heartache when Italy failed to reach this summer’s World Cup

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They suffered shared heartache when Italy failed to reach this summer’s World Cup

Buffon said: “He’s got healthy values and, when placed in a certain context, he’s a point of strength; an incredible resource.

“The environment at Juve was perfect for him and I was sorry to see him leave because it seemed like it was an impulsive decision, driven by pride.

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“I’ve told him this when we chat from time to time and he told me that it was not impulsive but rather a pondered decision.

The pair won many honours together at Juventus

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The pair won many honours together at Juventus

“Leo lives for challenges and he needed to reignite that fire with a firm, unpopular decision.

“I respect it, but I was sorry and I think that he’s also very sorry about it now.”

Move back to Turin confirmed, then?