Wanted Juventus Defender Ready To Move On From Sarri’s Clutches

Wanted Juventus Defender Ready To Move On From Sarri's Clutches

Daniele Rugani’s agent confirmed that his client is considering leaving Juventus after his chances in the first team got further reduced under Maurizio Sarri.

The Bianconeri added Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax this summer and so far, Sarri has tried to implement the 19-year-old in with club veterans like Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini.

Rugani started only 19 matches last season and that number is likely to reduce with the additions of De Ligt and Merih Demiral. AS Roma and AC Milan have been linked with the player and Arsenal have previously expressed interest as well.

“I don’t know what Juve have in mind, but they will certainly make their evaluations with many players, all of them at a high level,” Davide Torchia told Tuttomercatoweb. “With the balance needed in the squad and also economically, it is possible Juventus will try to sell someone. When you go to Juventus, you are aware that there’s competition for places.

“He knows what Maurizio Sarri wants, having worked with him at Empoli, but on the other hand, a player like Daniele must have the desire to push for more. Obviously, the signals from the club have to be precise – there are five defenders now and if a player only has one game per year in the Coppa Italia, he has to consider his options.

“If they continue to believe in the player and the coach knows that too, then he’ll continue the growth process. I think that is the objective of the club, too.”

Rugani rejected Sarri’s offer to join Chelsea last season and instead, chose to sign a four-year contract extension with Juventus in March. “Last season the decision to say no to Chelsea was not just the club, but ours too,” Torchia added. “We were happy to stay and Juve were happy to keep us.

“Now, he has a contract until June 2023 and the renewal certainly sent a signal. There are many talented players in his role now, we’ll see what happens. It’s only natural that there are other clubs interested in Rugani.”

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