Daniele Rugani’s agent says he thinks his client is nearing the end of his time with Juventus, alerting Arsenal and Manchester United to a possible departure.
The Mirror recently reported interest in the defender from the two Premier League clubs. They wrote that Arsenal were preparing a £35.4m offer for the centre-back.
Now, the player’s agent seems to be confirming that Rugani might leave. Furio Fedele told Premium Sport: “Knowing Juventus, I fear Rugani’s adventure at the Bianconeri has reached its end credits.”
Fedele is probably partly referring to the amount of game time Juventus have given Rugani this season. At the start of the campaign, the Italian was playing every game. But since the 3-2 loss to Sampdoria in November, he hasn’t started a single league match.
Instead, he’s only played in four outings in the cup and in Europe. In those four matches, however, the team have kept four clean sheets. Meanwhile, Arsenal can’t shut out any side of late.
The Gunners conceded eight goals in four games over the festive period, and always look shaky at the back. Arsene Wenger confirmed the club are close to signing Greek defender Konstantinos Mavropanos, but they’ll send him out on loan this month.
So if Rugani is available, the Gunners are still in need of the back-up. Two of the current first choice back-three are out injured (Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal), and their replacements don’t look confident.
Hopefully the club take advantage of the uncertainty and make Juventus an offer.