Thursday October 8 2020
Agent: 'Why Rugani chose Rennes'

Daniele Rugani’s agent explains why he chose to leave Juventus on loan for Rennes. ‘The offers from Germany, England and Spain were holding back.’

The defender made the transfer on a dry loan, so there is no option to buy, with Rennes covering his salary and paying €1.5m.

“Rennes had been interested for a while, but there weren’t the conditions to make it work,” agent Davide Torchia told

“We decided, in agreement with Juventus, to seek a solution that could enrich Daniele’s experience and at the same time he wanted to remain on the Juventus books, so was not sold.

“Considering the fact there were relatively few transfers this summer, and the offers from Germany, England and Spain were holding back, we opted for this loan.

“Rennes are a top level team, they are growing, well-organised and will play in the Champions League this season.”

Rugani has been on the Juventus books between youth academy and senior squad since 2012.

“Juve continue to really admire the lad and this transfer was done to give him regular playing time, so he can evaluate his future next year. We know there are many talented defenders in the side and he had fewer appearances last season than before, so we did not want that situation to get even more problematic.”