Arsenal fans were heartbroken when Aaron Ramsey left the club to join Juventus on a free transfer last summer, not only because they were losing the Welshman – but because they were letting him go for nothing.
Failure to extend the Welshman’s contract saw Juventus profit, but the 29-year-old has since struggled in Serie A – completing 90 minutes on just one occasion. In his 24 appearances, he has started only half, and has been subbed in 11.
It is widely believed that Ramsey’s best form has come in his most recent matches for the Old Lady, scoring in both of Juventus’ last outings. One in a 2-1 win over SPAL, before scoring and creating an assist in a 2-0 win over Inter Milan.
Sarri and Juventus want to keep him this summer. But given he signed on a free, every player has a price and Italian outlet CalcioMercato claim Juventus will listen to offers for Ramsey if they are in the region of £26million.
Ramsey had a hand in 130 goals for Arsenal during his time at the club, in which he clocked up a whopping 371 appearances. It is that goalscoring effect from midfield that the Gunners really lack – as well as cover in the middle of the park.
Dani Ceballos was expected to replace Ramsey but he has struggled and will return to Real Madrid. Matteo Guendouzi, Lucas Torreira and Granit Xhaka remain, but improvement and more cover is required.
It has seen Arsenal linked with the likes of Thomas Partey and Mady Camara, but surely it would make more sense to spend £26million on a player that knows what it means to play for Arsenal – having done so almost 400 times?
Yes, Arsenal sold him for nothing, but bringing Ramsey back would be a stunning addition, if the Welsh ace takes a pay cut from his enormous £400,000-a-week contract (BBC).