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Post Ironic

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Feb 9, 2013
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Fun fact.

One has played in 46 matches the past 2 years in a 3 and 4 man backline for Juve.

One has played in a 3 man backline for Atalanta for the past 2 years.

Both are the same age. (Actually Rugani is a couple of months younger)
Part of the reason people here are overrating Caldara so much is because of his 7 goal season in 16-17.

Most have hardly watched him play, but see he scored 10 goals in 2 years.
 

Hustini

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May 29, 2005
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Part of the reason people here are overrating Caldara so much is because of his 7 goal season in 16-17.

Most have hardly watched him play, but see he scored 10 goals in 2 years.
no idea actually he scored that man. i know he is good in the box on corners, for example. I like his style of defending tho. Rugani's too. They have the artistic touch which goes perfect with the chiellini/montero type.
 

AFL_ITALIA

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I really hope he stays :xfinger:
 

Hustini

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Agent: Rugani unsellable for Juve
By Football Italia staff

Daniele Rugani’s agent has claimed that the defender is unsellable for Juventus, who have 'rejected all kinds of offers’.

Rugani had been heavily tipped to follow his Empoli mentor Maurizio Sarri to Chelsea, but the defender was ultimately kept ahead of Mattia Caldara, who was sacrificed for Leonardo Bonucci.

“Juventus have no desire to sell him, not even for a high price which, among other things, no-one in Italy could afford,” Davide Torchia told RMC Sport.

“However, the player has never asked to leave. Only when a very important offer arrives is it normal to listen, but Juventus have rejected all kinds of offers to keep him in Turin.

“Chelsea made a really big bid, which was close to being unthinkable for me, but Juventus didn’t relent.

“Khedira played only 10 more games than Daniele last season. I think Rugani can play even more this season.”

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Chelsea target set to receive pay rise at Juventus

08 August at 22:45
After Mattia Caldara completed his transfer to AC Milan, reports suggest that Daniele Rugani will renew his contract with Juventus, rather than moving to Chelsea.

As reported by Corriere Dello Sport, Juventus are ready to offer the 24-year-old defender a significant pay rise. In fact, the Bianconeri are willing to hand Rugani €1.2m more annually, making it €3m per year in total.

This is Juventus plan to try and convince him to stay, although a move is not on the cards this summer. Chelsea were interested in his services, but it seems the high demand of nearly €60m from Juventus scared them off in the end.

Furthermore, with Mattia Caldara leaving for Milan in a swap deal for Bonucci, Juventus wouldn't want to deprive themselves of yet another talented centre-back, especially Rugani, who has been praised by many defensive legends.
 

Nedved96

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Sep 1, 2017
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So has the club given up on him? I see us getting linked to De Ligt, Milenković...

I was hoping that he could be our defender for years to come but for some reason he has never been able to break into the first team.

That conservative Italian mentality.
 

pitbull

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Jul 26, 2007
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I think it was clear we were given up on him when we tried to sweeten the Higuain deal to Chelsea by including him in the package. You don't do that if you consider Rugani the future of your backline. The kid is smart if it's true that he wants Roma, their CB competition is non-existent and he'd possibly become their best CB in a short time.
 
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The Quazis

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I think it was clear we were given up on him when we tried to sweeten the Higuain deal to Chelsea by including him in the package. You don't do that if you consider Rugani the future of your backline. The kid is smart if it's true that he wants Roma, their CB competition is non-existent and he'd possibly become their best CB in a short time.
What? His agent said we refused Chelsea offer for him. Stop making up facts. Not to mention there was no offer from Chelsea for Higuain at all since Pipita himself mentioned only Sarri wanted him there.
 

pitbull

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What? His agent said we refused Chelsea offer for him. Stop making up facts. Not to mention there was no offer from Chelsea for Higuain at all since Pipita himself mentioned only Sarri wanted him there.
Of course transfer rumors are not facts, but us offering Higgy+Rugani combo to Chelsea got reported pretty strongly, my feeling is that those rumors were true. As well as the things you said about Chelsea not wanting Higgy and us not wanting to sell Rugani alone without Higgy.
 

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