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Euro 2016's Top 50 Players: Number 40 Leonardo Bonucci

Juventus' Leonardo Bonucci celebrates after scoring against Udinese

Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci will feature for Italy this summer.

Leonardo Bonucci - Italy - Will face Belgium, Sweden and Republic of Ireland.

HITC Sport writers have compiled a list of the top 50 players at Euro 2016, assessing players from across the 24 countries taking part at this summer's tournament.

Coming in at number 40 is Italy and Juventus star Leonardo Bonucci, who enjoyed a strong season with the Serie A champions.

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Juventus' Leonardo Bonucci celebrates after scoring against Udinese

International record: 55 Caps, 3 Goals.

2015/16: Bonucci really cemented himself as one of the world's top centre backs with another great season for Juventus. The 29-year-old hit three goals in 49 games, but more importantly helped Juve concede just 20 goals in 38 Serie A games this term, which was by far the best defensive record in the division. Along with Gianluigi Buffon, Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini, Bonucci forms one of Europe's top defences for both club and country, and that was again evident this season.

What can we expect?

Standing at 6ft 3in tall, Bonucci is a strong centre back with great aerial ability and reading of the game. Bonucci can also play out from the back as well though, as he's become famed in Italy for his ability to start attacks with superb long-range passing. With Italy missing both Marco Verratti and Claudio Marchisio, manager Antonio Conte will be relying heavily on his Juventus-based defence, with Bonucci a key part of that.

Juventus' Leonardo Bonucci sprays champagne at the end of their match against Sampdoria.

Which Premier League clubs would he suit?

Unsurprisingly, Bonucci has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea. The Mirror reported that, with Bonucci's former Juve boss and current Italy manager Antonio Conte heading to Stamford Bridge this summer, a move to West London could be on the cards.  At 29, Bonucci is a proven commodity and won't need to prove himself with a strong tournament at Euro 2016, but if he does impress, other clubs chasing defneders - such as Manchester City and Manchester United - could join the race.

Italy's Leonardo Bonucci looking dejected

Should Leonardo Bonucci be higher on this list? Should he be on it at all?

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