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OFFICIAL: Juventus sign Daniele Rugani

February 2, 2015 - 5:27 pm

Juventus have officially bought out Empoli’s half share of centre-back Daniele Rugani.

The Bianconeri co-owned the young defender with Empoli but the two clubs have reached an agreement for full ownership of the player.

The Italy Under-21 international will remain with the Tuscan side until the end of the 2014-15 campaign before returning to Turin in the summer.

Juve are expected to pay €3.5m to Empoli over the next four years, while Rugani has signed a deal with the Bianconeri until 2019.

Juventus confirmed the deal in a statement via the clubs official website.

“Juventus Football Club can today confirm that it has bought out the remaining half of Daniele Rugani’s registration rights from Empoli for a fee of €3.5 million to be paid over the next four seasons. The player has signed an agreement keeping him with the Bianconeri until 30 June 2019.

“He will remain with Empoli on loan until the end of the 2014/15 campaign.”

Rugani is widely considered to be one of the most promising young defenders in Italy having featured at every level of the international team from U17 up to the current U21 squad.

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    BelgianJuventino February 2, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    At least this is good news, I like this guy a lot!

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    Moderator February 2, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    All the winter transfers :

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    JuveMondo February 3, 2015 at 12:59 am

    Rugani is having a great year but do you see him displacing chiello or bonucci next year?

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      Papilaya(John)™★★★ February 3, 2015 at 9:12 am

      Chiellini hasnt been all that great…

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        DutchJuve February 3, 2015 at 1:29 pm

        Not bad enough to replace him with a pretty inexperienced player. Chiellini has been doing crucial things aswell this season. Maybe they wanna switch back to 3 CB’s, or put Rugani in LB if he can play there.

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          JuveMondo February 3, 2015 at 2:21 pm

          he has been better of late imo. a 3-4-3 maybe? Idk if we have enough wide players for that though

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        adp1974 February 4, 2015 at 2:49 am

        cant stand chiellini … never could.

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      BelgianJuventino February 3, 2015 at 3:29 pm

      Replacing no, but I don’t expect Barzagli to stay much longer either and that leaves us with few options at CB, like our ‘crisis’ earlier this season

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        JuveMondo February 3, 2015 at 4:30 pm

        Assuming the worst for barza we’d have chiellini bonucci rugani and ogbonna. I know there have been injuries this year but if everyone is healthy hopefully we’d see a little more rotation than we are currently seeing. Because all of those guys are very capable and would be starters on many squads

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          BelgianJuventino February 3, 2015 at 7:40 pm

          Indeed, Chiello is closing in on 30years old and Ogbonna isn’t ‘wow’, adding Rugani now is a good idea imo, so he can learn and develop with these players. A winning team needs to implement youngsters who can take over in the long term or we go the same way merda and milan did, look at what they are now and 5years ago

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      adp1974 February 4, 2015 at 2:48 am

      get rid of Chiellini .. im done with him any ways.

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        BelgianJuventino February 4, 2015 at 8:49 am

        whatever you feel about Chiello, you can’t say he’s bad, him leaving us would hurt us badly

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    BelgianJuventino February 3, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Just read through the winter transfer list, did we also release Marco Motta for nothing? And what is the deal with Masi and Brignoli, did we sell our half of Masi?
    About Beltrame, “co-ownership resolved” – he’s 100% Juve then?

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    BelgianJuventino February 4, 2015 at 8:57 am

    Roma lost to Fiorentina in the Coppa, sounds like a good moment to seize that 10th Coppa!

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      JuveMondo February 4, 2015 at 3:19 pm

      silver star and tricolore on the new adidas kits would be nice!