Arsenal transfer: Juventus to propose sensational swap deal to Gunners
Juventus are keen to land Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey this summer and are preparing a sensational swap deal.
According to Daily News 24, the Old Lady are willing to include Aaron Ramsey in the deal to act as a sweetener.
The Serie A club are desperate to get Ramsey off their books and the £187,000-a-week player is prepared to take a cut.
Partey only arrived at the Emirates Stadium during deadline day of last year’s summer transfer window.
He endured a season riddled with injuries and has a lot to prove as far as the Premier League is concerned.
The 28-year-old was made 36 outings in all competitions. It was a struggle though and he didn’t show the form which earned him rave reviews at Atletico Madrid.
Some reports this week have claimed Ramsey is keen to return to Arsenal. He may well be, although his agent did quash some suggestions.
The 30-year-old is a player who knows the Gunners inside out. He made 371 appearances for the club, scoring 65 goals and claiming as many assists.
He’s currently enjoying a decent Euro 2020 with Wales and looks to be in great form.
Leaving Juventus looks like the only option for the 66-cap star and Arsenal might have a decision to make.
Partey earned praise from Paul Scholes during 2020/21. After a 1-0 win over Manchester United, he called him a ‘destroyer’.
Partey and Ramsey swap: Arsenal with plenty to ponder
It would be a shock to see Arsenal agree to this deal involving Ramsey. They are short of midfielders who do what Partey does and they’d be offloading him before he’s really got going.
The Gunners paid £45 million for the midfield general and it’s fair to say they’ll want Juve to stump up some of that fee.
Ramsey would make a decent makeweight. He’s in decent form and if he stays fit, he could still be a quality player in the Premier League.
Partey hasn’t really been given a chance, but with the Gunners eyeing up other midfielders, perhaps this deal isn’t completely ridiculous.
Only time will tell if Arsenal agree.