Juventus are considering proposing a swap deal with Arsenal for Hector Bellerín, offering up Daniele Rugani in return, according to a report.
TuttoJuve report in an exclusive that Juventus could propose a swap deal to Arsenal, trading Daniele Rugani for Hector Bellerín. They argue the trade could benefit both players, with Bellerín in a ‘difficult moment’ after his injuries, whilst Rugani seems keen on a new project.
It’s hard to say whether that’s true or not, but I certainly don’t think a swap would benefit Arsenal. Bellerín is worth significantly more than Rugani, even in the current market and post-ACL tear.
If Juventus offered a large sum of money on top of Rugani, I think Arsenal might consider it. The Gunners are certainly keen to raise cash through sales to fund their summer business. But even then, I’m not sure Rugani is the defender they want to bring in.
Plus, reports from earlier in the summer suggest Bellerín isn’t one of the players on the way out. Arsenal want the current club vice-captain to stay, according to recent claims from David Ornstein.
I can believe that Juventus are considering proposing this deal. I’m going to need some convincing that Arsenal have any interest in accepting it.