Aaron Ramsey Set To Earn Eye-Watering Amount After Agreeing 4-Year Juventus Contract
After announcing he would not be extending his stay at the Emirates Stadium, Aaron Ramsey courted interest from the likes of Bayern Munich, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain.
But Juventus were the club most keen on the Welshman and it's now been widely reported by several respected outlets that he has today signed a pre-contract agreement with the Bianconeri.
It's a four-year deal for the former Cardiff City player and though Juventus have made him their next high-profile free transfer, they are forking out some serious cash in terms of wages.
That's because it's emerged that Ramsey will eclipse his fellow Welshman Gareth Bale to become the highest-paid British player, collecting a basic salary of over £400,000 per week.
Aaron Ramsey today signed pre-contract agreement to join Juventus in summer. 28yo penned 4yr deal after passing 2-part medical late Jan. Wales midfielder leaves Arsenal 30 June after 11yrs. Set to become all-time highest-paid GB player (basic salary), just over £400kpw #Juve #AFC
- David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) February 11, 2019
Aaron Ramsey's basic wage at Juventus will put him in the top 10 highest-paid players in the world. Fair to say that being a free agent is a brilliant bargaining chip for a player.
- Daniel Storey (@danielstorey85) February 11, 2019
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As per the Daily Mail, means that he's on course to pocket at least £83.2 million in Turin - which is quite frankly insane numbers that we aren't normally accustomed to seeing the Old Lady associated with.
Breakdown of Aaron Ramsey's £400,000-a-week wages at Juventus:- TheFootballRepublic (@TheFootballRep) February 11, 2019
:moneybag: £20.8m per year
:moneybag: £1.73m per month
:moneybag: £400k per week
:moneybag: £57.1k per day
:moneybag: £2,380 per hour
:moneybag: £39.68 per minute
:moneybag: 66p per second
Even though we all know the amount of money in football is crazy, Ramsey and his agent have still played a blinder.
Meanwhile Andrea Pirlo, who himself moved to Juventus as a free agent and tore it up, has hailed the signing of the 28-year old.
"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."
Ramsey joined from hometown club Cardiff as a youngster and won three FA Cups in his time at the North London club. He won the club's Player of the Season award in 2013/14 and 2017/18, scoring 61 goals for the club.