Bonucci to pick between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
Serie A By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 24/07/2017
AC Milan's superstar signing, Leonardo Bonucci has named Cristiano Ronaldo as the best player he has ever faced, thus rating Lionel Messi as second-best. The former Juventus defender was speaking to the Italian media upon his unveiling as the latest Rossoneri superstar, and said, "The best player in the world? Cristiano Ronaldo. He’s the best player I’ve ever faced. He has all the characteristics of a champion."
Bonucci also went on to name Andrea Pirlo as the best player he has ever played with, saying " the Best player I’ve played with? Pirlo? Give him the ball and he’ll put it in the bank. I learned so much from Andrea."
The Italian defender signed for Juventus from Bari for a fee of €15.5 million and has gone on to become one of the best defenders in the world, forming a legendary 'BBC' partnership with Giorgio Chiellini and Andrea Barzaglia.After rumors of being unsettled in Turin, Bonucci completed a shock transfer to Serie A rivals AC Milan for a reported fee of €40 million.