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Beppe Marotta confirms Daniele Rugani will be part of Juventus' squad next season

Just two guys who have a pretty bright future in bianconero IMHO
Just two guys who have a pretty bright future in bianconero IMHO
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Daniele Rugani has done very little wrong this season, his first in Serie A. Whether it's the fact he hasn't been shown a yellow card at all in his 29 starts or that he's seemingly assimilated perfectly to Serie A at the age of 20, the young center back has continued to do nothing but impress us week in and week out.

It has led a lot of people to believe that Rugani will be back with Juventus, the club he essentially grew up, as early as the beginning of next season. And guess what? It's more than something that just makes sense. As Beppe Marotta confirmed before Juventus' 2-0 win over Empoli on Saturday, Rugani will be a Juve player when next season gets underway.

"Empoli are a reference point for youth in Italian football and have always churned out some very interesting players. Among these is Rugani, who we have bought and will be part of the Juventus squad next season."

(Source: Football Italia)

Based on his personal past, Rugani would far from object to have Juventus in his future — no matter who else comes calling with eyes agaze with any kind of potential transfer interest.

"Wenger wanted me? It's gratifying to know that such a great Coach was interested. But honestly I'm glad to have been redeemed by Juventus, I've been a Juventino since childhood and I hope to stay in Turin for 10 years."

(Source: Football Italia)

Just 10 years, kid? I'd be cool with 12 or 15, but that's just me nit-picking the whole situation at this point.

With the way he has developed and adapted to life in Italy's top flight, there's no doubt Rugani has put himself in position to be both a key cog in both Juventus' and the Italian national team's defense for years to come. The defenders ahead of him for both club and country aren't getting any younger, which means exactly what you think it means.

Who knows exactly at this point what kind of role Rugani will have within the Juventus squad next season. But what we do know is that he will be in Turin next season and clearly prepared to make the jump into Italy's best team. That's just what happens when you're a 20-year-old kid and play consistently excellent in your first Serie A season.