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'Very intelligent': Italian star says reported Arsenal target is no 'ordinary player'

Italy and Juventus star, Federico Chiesa, has sung the praises of Aaron Ramsey, amid reports the Welshman could leave Turin for Arsenal.

Ramsey has long been linked with what would be an emotional return to the Emirates. As reported on TBR just this weekend, the Gunners are yet to totally close the door on a return for Ramsey.

The midfielder played a bit-part role for Juventus last term. Niggling injuries have also held him back a bit. However, he’s also on big money in Turin, and is one of the players the club are said to be open to parting ways with.

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But Chiesa, who is currently helping Italy cruise through Euro 2020, believes Juve should keep Ramsey this summer.

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“Aaron’s a great friend of mine and absolutely a great player,” Chiesa told Football Transfers.

“He’s clever, technically strong and I appreciate him very much at Juventus. He had different injuries so he could not could not help the team as much as he wanted. But he is always competitive and has more to offer.

“He’s also by no means an ordinary player. He’s a very intelligent footballer. I’ve enjoyed watching him in training and during matches in the past year.”

Ramsey has helped Wales into the knockout stages himself this summer. His crucial goal ensured Wales took four points before losing to Chiesa’s Itlay today.

Ramsey to stay at Juventus? Unlikely at the moment

The problem Ramsey – and Juventus – have got, is that the money he is on in Turin makes him a bit of an issue.

On one side, Juve want that money off the books. Ramsey isn’t one of the main men in the team, so paying someone the mega bucks he is on doesn’t seem sensible.

But from Ramseys’s side, it makes a move away hard. For one, a lot of clubs won’t want to pay out what he’s on at Juve. Secondly, why should he move on and out of such a good contract?

Arsenal, for all the rumours and links, are unlikely to pay him £200k+ a week in London. So, like Chiesa hints at, the best course of action might be stay put in Turin anyway.

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