The Juventus and Daniele Rugani worries are continuing, with more worries about the player’s future in the Italian media.
For the first half of last season, Rugani didn’t make a single Serie A appearance for Juventus, spending his time as an unused substitute. At times the player’s absence seemed odd, here was a young and very talented defender, valued by the club, who couldn’t even get sympathy minutes.
Things changed in the second half of the season, with Rugani managing a total of 11 Serie A starts and 6 substitute appearances, largely thanks to injury issues with others.
At 21 years of age, it’s not bad for a defender at a club like Juventus who are blessed with a brilliant selection, but he’ll likely again struggle next season unless there’s injuries or a player leaves the club.
Calciomercato say Everton have looked to take advantage of the situation, and submitted a €30m offer for the player. Juventus flatly refused it, they don’t want to sell.
If Everton could convince Juventus to change their mind then the player may well be tempted by a move.
In September, when Arsenal and Manchester United were linked to Rugani, a source close to the defender told Sport Witness: “Of course, if Arsenal or other important English clubs want to buy him with the right offer, the player will be more than happy to move.
“He has the skill, physique and perfect attitude for the Premier League and will be very happy to play in the United Kingdom for top English teams.”