Since he signed with Juventus a year and a half ago, we haven’t had many chances to see Rolando Mandragora play on the field. Some of that has to do with injury, some of it had to do with him recovering from said injury and then being brought along slowly by Max Allegri after he was deemed fully fit.
We will most likely see him on the field a lot more next season as long as he stays healthy -- which is something I’m sure all of us want to take place. However, it looks as though it will be happening away from Turin.
Juventus and Cagliari met earlier on Thursday to discuss two young players, Rolando Mandragora and Filippo Romagna. The pair had good results with the Italy U20 team in the just completed World Cup in South Korea. Now, the two players could play next season at Cagliari to find continuity and continue to grow before a return to the bianconeri.
Mandragora showed what kind of talent he has during the Under-20 World Cup, easily showing that he was one of the Azzurrini’s best players on the field as he captained them to a third-place finish in the tournament. It was the kind of reminder that a good number of Juventus fans needed to have to reaffirm why the club bought him when he was a teenager from Genoa two January transfer windows ago.
For Romagna, who has yet to appear in a Serie A game in his young career, a potential move to Cagliari would be a step up from where he was a season ago. Eyed by many as the next talented defender to come out of the Juve youth ranks, the 20-year-old Romagna spent last season on loan at Novara and then Brescia.