Bonaventura sheds light on Milan exit: “I already knew from January 1st that I would not stay”

By Oliver Fisher -

Giacomo Bonaventura has revealed that he was not upset with his Milan farewell as he knew for months that he would be leaving the club.

Speaking at his presentation as a new Fiorentina player earlier on Monday, Bonaventura elaborated on his Milan exit.

“I was not upset. I already knew from January 1st that I would not stay. I tried to finish the season in the best way but I knew I would go away,” he said.

“The image of me kneeling at the San Siro? I stayed there because I wanted to be alone for a moment after so many years at the San Siro. It was a moment when I felt gratitude for what I managed to do there.”

On Ibrahimovic and Ribery, he added: “In common I think they have the desire to win, to train seriously, with intensity. This is the mentality that unites them and the one that has made them great players. These are things I learned from Ibra, but Franck is obviously like that too.”

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