How Aaron Ramsey Could End Up Joining Juventus This Month
Aaron Ramsey to Juventus is pretty inevitable now, but it could come sooner than the summer if Arsenal land two key targets in the January transfer window.
After announcing he would not be extending his stay at the Emirates Stadium, the Welsh midfielder has courted interest from the likes of Bayern Munich, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain.
But Juventus appear to have pipped those aforementioned clubs in the race for the Welshman. According to the Times, the Gunners ace will sign a four-year deal with the Old Lady and will pocket a cool £300,000 per week.
Aaron Ramsey has agreed a four-year contract with Juventus, worth £300,000-a-week. [Times] pic.twitter.com/qcdR7l5HpC- AFTV (@AFTVMedia) January 18, 2019
He was poised to become Juventus' next incredible free transfer signing, however Miguel Delaney from The Independent says Arsenal would be content with getting rid of him now for a fee of £10 million if they are able to finalise loan deals for Barcelona's Denis Suarez and James Rodriguez, on loan at Bayern Munich from Real Madrid.
Arsenal would reportedly be ready to allow Aaron Ramsey a transfer to Juventus this January if they could replace him with signings of Denis Suarez and James Rodriguez. [Independent] pic.twitter.com/WqfvWwyP8Q- ARSENAL (@tomgunner14) January 22, 2019
Arsenal are still negotiating with Barca for former Manchester City midfielder Suarez and are yet to agree on a loan fee, though it is expected to go through.
A deal for 2014 World Cup Golden Boot winner Rodriguez is more complicated, with ESPN FC recently saying Rodriguez is happy at the Allianz Arena and wants to stay till at least the end of the season.
However, this new report in The Independent says that Arsenal are discussing the possibility of bringing him on loan, something both Bayern and Real are said to be open to.
Arsenal are only able to do loan deals this January because of a lack of funds, but you'd suspect fans would be pretty happy if these two come off - even if they lose Ramsey in the middle of the season.
Meanwhile Andrea Pirlo, who himself moved to Juventus on a free transfer and tore it up in Turin, has hailed the signing of Ramsey.
"Ramsey is a great purchase," he told Sky Sport Italia.
"Juventus are preparing another excellent deal. He is a strong player and could do very well."