Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter to react after Gianluca Di Marzio revealed that the Magpies are interested in signing Juventus centre-back Daniele Rugani. West Ham are also keen on his services.
The Italy international found chances hard to come by at Juventus last season, making just seven starts in Serie A.
Since the end of that campaign, it has been all change. Maurizio Sarri has since been sacked and replaced by club legend Andrea Pirlo, who The Daily Mail say is happy to sell Rugani to the highest bidder.
Nevertheless, there is a player in there somewhere.
The 26-year-old earned his stripes under Sarri at Empoli, earning high praise from the ex-Chelsea boss.
Sarri told Corriere dello Sport in 2015 (via Gianluca Di Marzio): ‘Rugani is ready for any European club. He is strong from all points of view, has outstanding mentality, and possesses incredible desire to improve.’
Steve Bruce seems especially keen to add another centre-back to his ranks, despite already having Jamaal Lascelles, Fabian Schar, Federico Fernandez and Ciaran Clark in his squad.
The Daily Mail said the Magpies had an arrangement with Arsenal’s Rob Holding before the Gunners put the deal on ice, while another of their defenders in Calum Chambers is a target according to TEAMtalk.
Let’s see what the Newcastle fans on Twitter are saying about the Rugani news…
Newcastle fans react as Juventus’ Daniele Rugani is linked to the Magpies
— Kev Lawson (@Edit_Kev) September 22, 2020
This would be a great coup, but i cant see it happening.
— nufc_seb (@nufc_seb) September 22, 2020
Would be amazing so won’t happen
— nick entwisle (@NEntwisle) September 22, 2020
Please no, been terrible for Juve the past two seasons. So error prone
— Peter Brown (@Pedrooo9) September 22, 2020
Would be a quality signing but can’t see it happning
— Nath D (@Nath__JD) September 22, 2020
Bring him in
— Skullfist (@skullfist1) September 22, 2020