There are only three defenders on the Juventus roster who have yet to log any kind of playing time through the first two games of the 2020-21 season. Two of those players, Matthijs de Ligt and Alex Sandro, have yet to step onto the field for one simple reason — they’re hurt and will be back at some point over the next six weeks or so.
The other one? That’s Daniele Rugani.
And if there was ever a sign that he doesn’t fit into Andrea Pirlo’s plan, it’s the fact that we’re just a week or so from the summer transfer window ending and suddenly there’s talk about him leaving.
According to reports on Monday from Sky Sport Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio and Cadena COPE in Spain, Spanish side Valencia is doing some shopping in Italy, with the 26-year-old Rugani as their target. As Di Marzio states, Valencia want to acquire Rugani on loan for the 2020-21 season, with Juventus’ preference to be an outright sale seeing as the club’s money situation is very much what it is these days. (Meaning, a little bit of a cash influx would be a lot nicer than a couple million Euros for a season-long loan fee.)