February 21, 2024

Juve and Rugani are facing an extension until 2026


The defender’s contract expires in June: As with De Sciglio and Perin, work is underway to extend it until 2026 with a reduced salary. And with Alex’s stop, Sandro will also be useful on the pitch

Giovanni Albanese


– Turin

Juve wants to keep Rugani: Talks on how to extend the contract have already begun. The defender would expire next June, but Allegri and the management consider him reliable and useful for the Juventus project: according to the coach, he is the alternative to Bremer, for the club he is among the new senators who can be a reference point the dressing room for the young players. In short, the connection between the player and the Juventus club will remain intact after eight fighting seasons (in between a year on loan between Rennes and Cagliari).


Giuntoli’s arrival further consolidated the player’s position in the squad: the coach already evaluated him during his time at Napoli, when Rugani still wanted to stay in Turin. Allegri always appreciated him and considered him an excellent winger: with his 130 appearances for the club, which he adorned with 8 goals and an assist, he is one of the few survivors of the title-winning decade. The player’s current contract, which expires on June 30, guarantees him a salary worth almost 3 million: the idea emerging at Continassa is an extension for another three years at a reduced salary, in the wake of what has happened in recent years The renovations by De Sciglio and Perin were done.


Rugani can be one of the references for the younger members of the squad and also be a valuable alternative in the rotations of the defensive department, especially with a view to Juve’s return to the European Cup. The club’s goal is to return to the Champions League next season, which is why fourth place is stated as the minimum goal this year. The player is still waiting for his season debut, but is working well and Allegri is taking him into consideration: The injury to Alex Sandro, among other things, reduces the available resources in defense, where the youngster Huijsen (born 2005) is also supposed to be permanently integrated Next Gen

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