Arsenal midfield star Aaron Ramsey has finally ended speculation over
his future at the Premier League club by agreeing a five-year summer
move to Juventus worth around £36 million. Ramsey had been linked with
the Serie A giants as well as Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain as
his contract with the Gunners entered its final months with the opening
of the January transfer window.
The 28-year-old Wales international had already been told by new
Arsenal boss Unai Emery that he did not feature in his plans at the
Emirates and will soon bring to an end his 10-year association with the
north London club. “Aaron Ramsey to on next June, done deal,” Italian
journalist Fabrizioi Romano tweeted on Wednesday night. “His agent will
be in Italy soon to meet Juventus director Paratici and sign the
contract for next season. Here we go!”
He is in line to earn up to £140,00 a week with the Italian club,
which works out at £7.2 million a season. That still leaves football
superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, as Juventus’ highest-paid player by some
distance. Ramsey will join Juventus who are nine points clear at the top
of Serie A and expected to win their eighth straight league title.
However, the club wants to make more of an impression in the Champions
League, having featured in two of the last four finals, losing to
Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Ramsey joined Arsenal for £4.8 million from Cardiff City and has played 252 games for Arsenal, scoring 52 goals. His honours include three FA Cup final wins. However, his career has been blighted by injury and many fans will be sorry to see a player with so much promise leave for free.