There is no doubt that Aaron Ramsey, who turned 31 in December, will be leaving Juventus in this January transfer window as the Italian club are very keen to take the International Welsh International’s 71 times off their books.
Ramsey’s salary is supposed to be a huge £400 / week and since former manager Massimiliano Allegri returned this season to lead Juventus Ramsey has hardly played for the club.
He is therefore ready to move in January and Allegri absolutely wants him to leave the Italian club.
In fact, the Juventus manager has said Ramsey is definitely a outgoing player, as he told Sky Sports a few days ago:
“Ramsey, he came back today after we gave him a few days off to work, to train separately, in England,”
“In any case, he’s an outgoing player.
Previous reports of Ramsey had linked him (almost exclusively) to Newcastle United, and it looks like he could even be Newcastle’s second signing out of the window, and in the coming days as well.
A report from Givemesport says Newcastle are the club he will go to and transfer specialist Dean Jones, claiming the player is giving it some thought to make sure it’s the right move for him.
Here’s what Dean Jones told Givemesport about Ramsey’s situation:
“He is just making sure it really suits him as other clubs are also being polled for interest but Newcastle are definitely for Ramsey at this point.”
It looks like Ramsey is set to join a Premier League club, and we don’t know who it would be – but Newcastle.
He could come on loan with an option to buy, but what interests Juventus is simply taking his huge salary off their books, and Newcastle may well close another great deal.
Here’s a small excerpt from Jake Sanders’ article in Givemesport with Italian transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzia confirming the situation:
“Italian transfer guru Gianluca Di Marzio spoke of the potential for Ramsey to return to the Premier League this month and said he wanted to play for an ambitious side which should put Newcastle ahead after its redemption. “
“He also revealed Howe’s team asked to sign him before Christmas, which would appear to put the Magpies in control of his signing.”
It wouldn’t surprise us much if we signed Ramsey next – after Trippier’s official announcement – hopefully this afternoon (Trippier that is).
It would give us an experienced midfielder in our ranks who may well end his illustrious career helping Newcastle avoid relegation this season – and then. help us move up the Premier League rankings in the coming seasons.
In case you forgot, here is Aaron’s playstyle as reported on Wikipedia:
“Ramsey combines superior technique with a powerful running style, and is best known for his offensive movement off the ball and his attacking abilities as a midfielder.”
“In particular his ability to run late runs into the penalty area and score goals.” (Yes!).
“In addition to his technical skills and attacking prowess, Ramsey has also been praised in the media for his energy, tenacity and pace of work on the pitch.”
What do you think?