Rugani Daniele RUGANI

Presentation

ITALY ITALY
Born Jul 29, 1994
Sesto di Moriano, ITALY
Age 27 years old
Size 1.91 m
Weight 84 kg
Position Centre-back
Arrival(s)
Juventus Juventus 2020 / M€ 1.5
Departure(s)
Cagliari Cagliari 2021
Numbers 24
Selections
Italie A
Career
Empoli Empoli
Juventus Juventus
Empoli Empoli
Rennes Rennes
Cagliari Cagliari
After Joris Gnagnon returned to Seville at the end of his loan spell, Stade Rennais went in search of a central defender, and chose to recruit Daniele Rugani at the end of the Summer transfer window. The centre-back, developed by Empoli, had spent five seasons at Juventus, where he had struggled to establish himself as a first-team regular, whilst still achieving 7 caps for the Italian national team. The defender arrived on loan (costing Rennes 1.5 Million Euros) with no buyout clause, and joined a Breton club who are participating in the Champions League, in which he already seen action with the "Bianconeri". After one solitary appearance in Ligue 1, he suffered an injury after 16 minutes of the Champions League tie at Sevilla, which thus became his last appearance in a Rennes shirt. After returning to fitness at the start of 2021, his loan spell was curtailed on 1st February. His return to his parent club, Juventus, was short-but-sweet, as he was loaned straight back out to Cagliari until the end of the season.