Juventus defender David Rugani is not for sale this summer.
That’s the message from the player’s agent Davide Torchia, who says the 23 year-old is considered unsellable by the club.
The Gunners are long-term admirers of Rugani, reportedly showing an interest in him this January, according to his agent. They didn’t make an official offer at the time, but some rumours suggested they would do this summer.
However, Torchia has now ruled out a summer switch for the Italian and Arsenal will have to look elsewhere.
“It’s been a very positive season for Daniele,” he said. “He’s played more than 1000 minutes in the league and made 26 appearances, including 25 as a starter. It’s a nice improvement compared to the previous season and there is space to be able to do better next year.
“At Juventus it’s not enough just to be a good defender, you always have to do more. Juventus have always considered him unsellable and have never considered selling him.
“The club are very satisfied, they have great respect for the lad and don’t want to deprive themselves of his football qualities.”
Rugani is expected to become a regular first-team player at Juve sooner rather than later. Giorgio Chiellini, Mehdi Benatia and Andrea Barzagli are all in their thirties, so it’s only a matter of time before the defender starts to take over from them even more regularly.
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