GdS: Two key stats outline Bonaventura’s importance as Milan make final decision on future

By Oliver Fisher -

Giacomo Bonaventura will leave AC Milan once the season ends, a report claims, and with his departure the Rossoneri will say farewell to an underrated servant.

Gazzetta.it confirm that the 30-year-old will be let go once his current contract runs out on June 30. The team which he will play for next season is still uncertain, but the offers are certainly not lacking for Bonaventura.

However, it is worth considering that Jack has achieved two impressive milestones when looking back at the decade of 2010-2019.

The first concerns official appearances for Milan: Bonaventura is third in the rankings among the players in the current squad with 171 appearances accumulated since he joined in 2014. Above him are only Gigio Donnarumma (190) and captain Alessio Romagnoli (181).

Even more significant is Bonaventura’s record in terms of goals scored. The former Atalanta man has always had a knack for scoring, and it is no coincidence that he is Milan’s second-top scorer in the last decade .

Jack is second only to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who netted 56 official goals in his first Milan spell. Bonaventura is just behind (tied with Carlos Bacca) with 34 goals between league and cup competitions.

On balance, Bonaventura therefore represents a small piece of Milan’s recent history, but due to all the uncertainty at Milan and the new project the ownership wish to carry out, he will be allowed to walk away fairly silently.

 

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