While the summer transfer window was mostly a good one for Wolverhampton Wanderers, there was still the usual disappointment over moves they didn’t manage to get done.
One of those was Daniele Rugani, with Wolves unable to get a deal for the Italy defender over the line, despite their best efforts.
They instead settled on a loan deal for Jesus Vallejo from Real Madrid and, while the Spaniard has not been a disaster, he’s not been a huge success either.
At this point, it seems unlikely they will look to make the move permanent and, should they still be interested in Rugani, the January transfer window may be an opportune time to reignite it.
Rugani has not had a good time of things at Juventus under Maurizio Sarri, making just two appearances in all competitions.
One of those came in the Champions League this week, but he was less than impressive, with ilBiancoNero saying was ‘insecure and inaccurate’ and played ‘as if he was afraid of making mistakes’.
They say it’s the second consecutive time Rugani has failed to take advantage of an opportunity and actually, since his arrival in 2015, he’s suffered an ‘involution’ rather than evolution.
It’s left him on the fringes at the club now and thus ‘the market calls’ in January. One of him or Merih Demiral can leave, and that presents Wolves with an opportunity.
ilBiancoNero confirm they were interested in the summer but failed to match Juventus’ €40m asking price.
It seems unlikely that Juve would ask for that much this time around although there is no mention of an asking price here.
It’s clear, though, that Sarri isn’t relying on the player and he probably needs to leave to get game time and give his career the kickstart it requires, which provides Wolves with an opportunity to take advantage of.