Arsenal wants to take Daniele Rugani on a two-year loan deal as they approach Juventus with an offer to solve their defensive issues.
Arsenal are flying high in the transfer market after some impressive deals in the last two weeks. While the Gunner shave made signings to shore up their midfield and attack, they are still in the market for a central defender and a left-back. According to The Sun, Arsenal have approached Juventus with an offer for defender Daniele Rugani with the idea of taking him on a two-year loan deal.
Arsenal have had a busy last two weeks, making two essential signings to strengthen their side ahead of the new season. William Saliba joined from Saint-Etienne on a five-year deal but has been sent back to the French club on a season-long loan. Dani Ceballos also joined from Real Madrid on a season loan agreement, and Unai Emery now targets defensive signings.
Apart from the fact that Arsenal are closing in on a deal for Lille’s Nicolas Pepe, the Gunners are also about to reach an agreement with Celtic for Kieran Tierney. However, one of the main concerns for Emery remains central defence with uncertainty surrounding a few of their regular stars. Shkodran Mustafi is expected to leave with Monaco in the running, while Laurent Koscielny is looking for an exit.
While the market has been slightly dry for central defenders, Arsenal are trying to secure Rugani from Juventus on a loan deal. Before this idea of a loan deal, Arsenal were looking to sign him permanently.
Rugani has not been a regular starter for Juventus ever since making a move from boyhood club Empoli. He did have a loan spell as a senior back at Empoli, but since he returned to Juventus has found it challenging to nail down a regular spot. The likes of Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci have ensured he remained third or fourth choice at the club.
Last season he made only 15 appearances in the league and was behind in the pecking order. Now that Juventus have made the star signing of Matthijs de Ligt, Rugani is set to see far less game time in the coming season. But given his age and potential, Juventus do not want to sell him permanently. So a loan agreement, likely with Arsenal will be enough to satisfy the Serie A club to part ways.
With Arsenal in need of a quality central defender, it would be the right place for Rugani to further his career. The idea of taking him on a two-year loan deal is to secure his stay at the Emirates beyond one season. If all goes well, Arsenal might even offer to take him permanently.
Overall, as things look, Arsenal may not have the necessary funds to make a permanent transfer for a central defender after splashing a good amount of their funds already. A loan deal would be ideal financially as well as in taking the risk on a player who has not played regular football at a top club. In all, a deal could be beneficial to both Rugani and Arsenal.