Juventus Backup Defender Poised to Stay Put in January

Daniele Rugani wouldn’t lack suitors if Juventus made him available, but that probably won’t be the case in January. His agent Davide Torchia took stock on Tuttomercatoweb.

“The club informed us that they are pleased to have him in the squad and that they don’t want to negotiate his sale. He’s useful to the project they are putting together. This is what they told us before the Udinese game. They were unaware he would play and how well he would fare. His recent performance solidifies their opinion. We are happy with that, and I’d like to reiterate that we never asked out. We know his role, and he works hard to be worthy and ready when called upon.”

Per Romeo Agresti, multiple clubs, in Italy and abroad, contacted Juventus to sign him in January, but the Bianconeri are reluctant to let him go considering Leonardo Bonucci’s precarious physical conditions. The captain has dealt with multiple injuries and is currently on the mend.

The 28-year-old stayed in Turin after Massimiliano Allegri returned following two loan spells at Rennes and Cagliari, collecting 20 appearances across all competitions.

Our Take on Juventus and Rugani

The Bianconeri would arguably need a center-back as is, as they are paper thin. They would have to upgrade if they were to part ways with him, which would take a decent buck. It’s highly unlikely they will spend much in January. All signs point toward a permanence, especially if he’s fine with a limited role, and he has high wages for a minnow.

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