Daniele Rugani (9 Viewers)

tosh_rose

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Aug 21, 2010
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REPORT: WEST HAM LINKED WITH TOP-CLASS ENFORCER, CURRENT HAMMER SIGNED FROM SAME SIDE IN 2015

West Ham United are in pole position to sign Juventus defender Daniele Rugani, who is surplus to requirements in Turin and could be offloaded before Monday’s transfer deadline, according to Corriere Torino. The Hammers have seen efforts to sign Burnley’s James Tarkowski fail this summer, while a host of other central defenders have been linked with a move to East London.

West Ham need reinforcements at the back, especially as Issa Diop is currently self isolating and David Moyes has recently switched to a three-man defence on occasion. Rugani is highly rated given he is an Italy international and has plenty of experience playing in Serie A and the Champions League. However, West Ham could take advantage of the fact that Juventus have lots of other top-class defenders and the 26-year-old is not guaranteed first-team football as a result.

Landing Rugani would be a real statement of intent by the Hammers and bring back some faith in the disillusioned fanbase. West Ham have conducted business with Juventus in the recent past, with current centre-half Angelo Ogbonna swapping Turin for the London Stadium.

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Roman

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Apr 19, 2003
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better than nothing. this way he gets some playtime in a decent league and in the cl, juve gets his salary out of the books, rennes gets an experienced defender. since nobody buys him, that's probably the best outcome for all parties at this point.
Agree... 1.5M is a joke but probably not better offers came in. Just loans... So better this and his wages off the books than nothing.
 

Akshen

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Aug 27, 2010
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1.5m is not a joke at all, paying this fee and his whole wage is a big thing for a club like Rennes. For us it means we are saving like like 6 m in his wages and getting 1.5m extra.
Finally it also means Demiral is safe. Now get that Chiesa guy.
 

Karim30

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May 6, 2012
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Good deal. I always prefer a dry loan to a loan with an option to buy.
Hopefully he impresses and we get 15m+ for him from the exposure he will get playing CL. It would be pure sweet plusvalenza and we never pay his inflated salary again.
 

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