ROME – Merih Demiral closes his season early. For him, anterior cruciate ligament rupture with associated meniscal injury of the left knee. The injury during Roma-Juventus, where Zaniolo also suffered a similar accident. The Juventus defender will be operated on in the next few hours before returning to the field in 4-5 months. The European championship is also at great risk for him.
After the bad news, the sale of Rugani was immediately blocked at Juve. De Ligt will have to regain the place while Chiellini should return in late February, in time for the Champions League. Rugani was in fact destined to leave Turin in this market window, with the Premier League as the most probable destination (Leicester and Arsenal interested). Now the former Empoli defender would no longer return to the market and would be placed on the Champions list instead of the former Sassuolo. (source: GAZZETTA).
Source: Blitz Quotidiano