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Report – Newcastle To Launch Loan Bid With A Purchase Option For Italian Defender



Last week Newcastle were reported to have an interest in Juventus center half Daniele Rugani. Sky Sports Italy journalist Gianluca Di Marzio claimed that Newcastle could make a move for the 26-year-old, who has become surplus at the 9-time defending Serie A champions.

Rugani made just 10 league appearances last season. In the first two matches of this campaign, Rugani has yet to get onto the pitch despite Juve boss Andrea Pirlo playing with three central defenders.

The former Italian international’s name has resurfaced on Wednesday as a potential target for Newcastle. Sport Witness is citing a claim from Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla that Newcastle are about to launch a loan bid for Rugani in the next few days.


Newcastle are looking for another center-back and almost secured a year-long loan for Arsenal’s Rob Holding earlier in the window. However, Gunner’s boss Mikel Arteta nixed the deal which left Newcastle scrambling to find another body in defense.

While we currently have five players who can play center-back, both Ciaran Clark and Paul Dummett are out injured while Fabian Schar just made his season debut at Newport on Wednesday.

For whatever reason, Newcastle have been left short at center half since last season culminating in right-back Emil Krafth and midfielder Isaac Hayden having to provide cover at the position far too often.

According to Pedulla, Newcastle are preparing to make an offer for Rugani with an option to buy. Juventus recently turned down a straight loan bid from Valencia for the defender.

There are no specifics in the report as far as what the future fee would be or if Juventus would consider such a proposal. However, if Newcastle can get the Italian in on loan it would be some excellent business this late in the window.

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101 comments so far

  • Just a fan

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #1

    Jane
    Twine just tried to kick the shit out of shelvey

    1
  • jane

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #2

    i know i saw him take revenge on Shelvey. showed character though i thought.

    1
  • Mund

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #3

    JAF and Jane the blogs love story…

    1
  • carltoon

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #4

    Ok Tunski, we all know we we’re awful and Bruce isn’t the answer. So onto the next round, we don’t have to watch it.

    1
  • kilcline

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #5

    Twine is on loan from Swindon, they have high hopes for him

    2
  • Just a fan

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #6

    Tsunki
    Not your best to be honest

    4
  • jane

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #7

    Shelvey had the last laugh though.

    4
  • carltoon

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #8

    Jane, ha ha he did indeed

    5
  • Mund

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #9

    No he didn’t Gillespie did as he totally put the striker off that penalty 😉

    2
  • Asi Fish

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #10

    Cracking goal though

    2
  • Just a fan

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #11

    Hi mund thought you were ignoring me
    Never mind
    So are you bi polar or not

    4
  • captainmarvel

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #12

    Is it me or am I missing something here? The need for the midfield to be given priority is essential as there is no threat from it at all? The result is the that defence looks shaky because of it..
    A strong midfield gives the forwards and the defence confidence ours is non existent in creation of threat…

    11
  • captainmarvel

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #13

    Or threat, not of threat…

    0
  • Romford mag

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #14

    Or straight polar 😉

    2
  • magicmac54

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #15

    Just a fan, no offence mate, but thats a shocking question to ask anyone, and its bloody not funny.

    22
  • snowdone

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #16

    Bruce has one thing going for him at the moment – he’s lucky!
    After an awful performance we actually won a penalty shoot-out. Apparently that’s only the second time in 12 previous shoot-outs that we’ve been successful.
    Murphy was MotM, but he lacks top drawer quality. Manquillo had a shocker. Our final ball was non-existent.
    Still, we’re in the quarterfinals. We can forget it for a while.
    However, we can’t forget the standard of football we are being served at present.

    10
  • Assassins Inc

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #17

    You see Bruce, you nearly Fcuked it up again.
    We through right, yes true but really Brucey.

    2
  • Just a fan

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #18

    Majid
    No it’s a genuine question that way he went on the other night

    2
  • Just a fan

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #19

    But maji
    I thank you for asking your a genuine guy

    2
  • kilcline

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #20

    Should go after Loftus cheek on loan

    7
  • magicmac54

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #21

    Just a fan, come on lad your better than that i know you are, leave it out fella its really not on to ask anyone a question like that.

    6
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #22

    4pts from 3 games…

    In the QTR final of the League Cup…

    Sack the manager?

    4
  • jane

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #23

    4 wins (1 on pens), 1 draw, 1 defeat.

    4
  • carltoon

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #24

    Captain Marvel, we all agree midfield shocking! We need someone to break up play and pass, ? Now ask Ashley Nicely.

    3
  • Tsunki

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #25

    Apparently I do have to ruddy well watch it cartoon, thanks, because I’m a Toon fan. Even if it’s through my fingers. I’m thinking of glueing a pair of gloves to my forehead for the winter.

    7
  • magicmac54

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #26

    Ok folks, time for bed, take care everyone, and keep safe. Nite Nite

    2
  • Romford mag

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #27

    Magic

    Night bud 🙂

    0
  • Tsunki

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #28

    Toon fan I’m not following you my little treacle pudding. You say something is not my best, but don’t say what is not my best. Should I be aiming for something like your bipolar question? Is that the lofty level of class and highbrow wit I should be aiming for? 😐

    5
  • Tsunki

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #29

    I only mentioned our Good Cup Run because I was being public-spirited and filling in for catchy and Munster etc. I won’t bother next time. Ingrates.

    3
  • NY Mag

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #30

    Carltoon,

    Did you watch the game?

    1
  • JohnReese

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #31

    Kilcline,

    I don’t know that I would trust RLC to stay hot through the season. His injury record is truly horrible.

    1
  • Tsunki

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #32

    …and Bills Son.

    You’d sack the manager if you were an ambitious owner after seeing how those points and cup run came about though wouldn’t you Bills? Be honest. If you wanted to push for Europe you’d be thinking this is a pretty damn lacklustre start wouldn’t you?

    18
  • JohnReese

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #33

    I meant fit not hot in regards to RLC. Fat thumbs don’t get on with this phone.

    1
  • Tsunki

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #34

    Anyway I will go on record as saying I don’t want Bruce sacked now.

    I wanted it this time last year.

    20
  • Kevin Vegan

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #35

    The thing about luck is, everyone gets some from time to time, but eventually it runs out.

    We’ve been riding ours for too long to think it will continue.

    4
  • NY Mag

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #36

    Tsunki,

    The fact that Bruce was given the job in the first place means he ain’t gonna be sacked for the start he’s made to this season.

    8
  • jane

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #37

    why don’t you want him sacked now?

    1
  • coming home

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #38

    Good point Kevin

    Your lucky you got a pie named after you

    2
  • Tsunki

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #39

    Hi Jane. Do you know where you are?

    3
  • Tsunki

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #40

    NY mag the fact Ashley poached him specifically from Sheff wed means he won’t get sacked. The only way he will be coming out of sjp is in a skip.

    11


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