Euro Football Rumours

Leicester City set to sign Juventus centre-back Daniele Rugani

When it comes to the transfer market, Leicester City are simply one of the best in the business.

According to the football transfer rumours in Italian media, Leicester City are set to sign Juventus centre-back Daniele Rugani.

The 25-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.

In 90 appearances for Juventus, Daniele Rugani has managed to score seven goals, and create one goal for his teammates.

Daniele Rugani
Daniele Rugani

As a member of Italy national football team, Rugani won 7 caps.

The Juventus manager does not see him in his plans and would be open to letting him leave.

Daniele Rugani is widely regarded as a key transfer target for Leicester City this winter.

Leicester City
Leicester City

Brendan Rodgers is a long term admirer of Rugani and believes he can get the most out of the Italy international.

The 25-year-old is a traditional defender. He is solid while defending and holds his position perfectly.

According to Football Italia, “Juventus are reportedly putting €25m-rated Daniele Rugani on the market, with Leicester City and Arsenal the favourites ahead of Milan. The 25-year-old centre-back has made only three competitive appearances for Juve this season and dropped to the bottom of the pecking order, behind Merih Demiral. With Giorgio Chiellini expected back in training at the end of this month after ACL surgery, it gives Rugani even less chance of playing time in Turin. According to Sky Sport Italia, Leicester City are the favourites to snap up the Italy international for €20-25m. There could even be a loan deal with option to buy at the end of the season. Arsenal are also interested in the Premier League, while Milan have long been linked with Rugani as a partner for Alessio Romagnoli. Among the reasons for Rugani’s sale rather than Demiral, the Italian’s salary is €3.5m per year compared to just €1.8m for the Turk.”


If Leicester are genuinely interested, a deal would not be impossible to complete.

A move away from Juventus will not be only the best move for Rugani, but also for the club.

Undoubtedly he would be a fantastic recruit for Leicester.

How strong that interest is and whether Leicester will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.

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