It looks as if we could finally be getting some concrete news on the Aaron Ramsey to Juventus saga, as reports have emerged on Monday claiming the midfielder has signed a deal with the Turin giants which will see him become the highest paid British player in the world.
The Wales international midfielder has been rumoured to be heading to Serie A, with extensive reports earlier in the season stating that contract talks with Arsenal had broken down.
With his current deal expiring in the summer, he has been free to talk to overseas clubs about a move since January, and the BBC’s David Ornstein says that an agreement has been reached.
It’s understood that after passing a medical, the 28-year-old has signed a four-year deal worth £400,000 per week, making him the highest paid British player in the world.
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
While it will come as disappointing news for those of an Arsenal persuasion, for whom Ramsey has been a favourite since signing from Cardiff in 2008, the writing has been on the wall with regards to his exit for months, so it won’t come as much of a surprise.
Though the player has exuded nothing but a professional attitude in the face of all the speculation, he has only started nine Premier League matches under Unai Emery, with the intimation being that the manager is not entirely prepared to commit to a player whose departure is imminent.
In total, he has made 361 appearances for the Gunners, scoring 62 goals, so it’s likely he’ll leave for Juventus with the best wishes of the club in the summer.