Tempted and left behind? Yes, this may be Nicol Rovella’s fate, since he seems to be the young midfielder from Juventus who will leave the team the earliest: Massimiliano Allegri will assess them in the preseason, but it is unlikely that he will stay given the abundance of “under” in the median (joined by Fabio Miretti and Nicol Fagioli, returning from Cremonese and in the odour of renewal until 2026). The Segrate native from 2001 might yet depart on a short-term but permanent basis, perhaps as a part of a trade that benefits both Juve and another team.
Rovella, who had a successful season wearing the rossoblù shirt, was hoping to make the “great leap” and permanently return to Continassa to gain a spot in the first squad. The fact is that the 21-year-old is not the first person to experience this destiny. He may not be the last, either. The recent history of Juventus has a fair number of players who were acquired by the Lady but never really donned the illustrious Juventus shirt because the club changed its mind about them as the weeks or months went by.
Mohamed Ihattaren, a young midfielder on Mino Raiola’s team, experienced a similar occurrence last season. He was then sent on loan to Sampdoria, where he never made his debut (after claiming to have blamed significant acclimation issues); shortly after that, the darkness and the “escape” to Holland, his original country, followed by the return on loan to the Eredivisie with Ajax, and he is now transferred to them permanently.
Nicol Rovella seems to be in excellent company beyond this unique incident. In contrast to the other players that Juve “seduced and abandoned,” his future has not yet been decided. Domenico Berardi, Rolando Mandragora, Cristian Romero, Manolo Gabbiadini, Mattia Caldra, Riccardo Orsolini, and Giangiacomo Magnani are a few of those who have had the same fate in recent seasons.