Report: 'World-class' player has told Newcastle he's open to signing, deal could happen in next 72 hours
Newcastle United could accelerate plans to sign Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey, with The Telegraph reporting that a deal could be done in the next 72 hours if the Magpies want it.
It comes as the same report claims Ramsey’s camp have given Newcastle a positive response when being asked about the midfielder moving to St James’ Park. The 31-year-old is surplus to requirements in Turin and has been linked with a move back to England all January.
Ramsey will command huge wages if Newcastle do sign him. However, with PIF now in charge of the club, big spending isn’t a problem when it comes to player contracts. It’s widely known that Ramsey penned a deal with Juventus when he left Arsenal that wasn’t far off the £400k-a-week mark.
Of course, despite their riches, Newcastle would hope to see Ramsey drop those figures a bit. However, the club are not averse to making him their highest paid player either. The Magpies are expecting a busy week this week, with players such as Jesse Lingard, Dele Alli, and more all being linked.
Eddie Howe has taken his team to Saudi Arabia this week for a warm weather training camp.
TBR’s View: Aaron Ramsey A Major Signing For Newcastle
Now this is more like it from Newcastle and PIF. A proven player, on big money, and with a point to prove. Signing Ramsey is a no-brainer really.
He brings goals. He brings experience. And he brings a level to the squad which means everyone else will need to step up, much like Kieran Trippier will have done. Ramsey, as his Welsh teammate Ben Davies once said, is a world-class player on his day.
His time at Juventus has not gone brilliantly. But he knows the Premier League well, and in terms of midfielders, Newcastle can’t do much better.
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