During the incoming campaign, the Italian centre-back is not going to get more game time than last season but, on the contrary, the arrival of Medhi Benatia will keep him on the bench for longer than last campaign.
Why should he remain at Juventus? Being only 22, Rugani needs to play as much games as possible to improve and confirm that he can become the future of Italy national team. The presence of Medhi Benatia, however, makes him Juventus’ fifth choice in defence and if Allegri is really going to swap Juventus to 4-3-1-2, Rugani’s chances to play would be pretty close to zero.
The promising centre-back should hand in transfer request or, at least, ask to leave for one season on a loan deal. Juventus don’t want to lose him, but they know that keeping such an amazing prospect warming the bench for the majority of the campaign is no good for both them and the player.
Italy national team would also benefit from Rugani’s hypothetical AC Milan’s switch as the Juventus centre-back would partner with Alessio Romagnoli and two centre defenders are arguably the cornerstone of Italy national team’s defence after the BBC era.
Emaneuele Tramacere @TramacEma, translated and adapted by Lorenzo Bettoni @lorebetto