Italian international center back who served as a reserve during Italy's Euro 2016 semi-final run, although he did not appear in any games. He signed with Juventus of Serie A in 2015.
He grew up playing with both Juventus' and Empoli's youth team before making his senior debut with Empoli in 2013.
He was named Serie B Footballer of the Year in 2014 after helping Empoli earn promotion to Serie A.
He was born to Ubaldo and Lia Rugani.
He and Claudio Marchisio have been teammates on Juventus.