Report: Everton open talks to sign £175,000-a-week maestro and he's available for free
Everton are the first club to make contact with Juventus over the signing of midfielder Aaron Ramsey, according to Calciomercato.
The Toffees are keen to bolster their ranks in January and have been long-term admirers of the Wales international.
Rafa Benitez oversaw a badly needed win over Ramsey’s former team Arsenal on Monday night to breathe life into the season.
Everton had gone seven games without a win before the Gunners win and clearly, reinforcements are needed in January.
Ramsey has fallen out of favour at Juventus. He is down the pecking order and has been told that he is free to leave when the window reopens.
The 30-year-old arrived in Italy in 2019, joining on a free transfer from Arsenal. He has made 70 appearances for the Old Lady, scoring six goals and claiming as many assists.
During 2021/22 he has made just five appearances, playing a combined total of 112 minutes in all competitions.
Everton will undoubtedly look for reinforcements in January. Midfielders wouldn’t go amiss either and Ramsey’s ability to play as a number 10 could be useful.
The man with 71 caps for Wales currently collects £175,000-a-week and that may represent an obstacle for Everton.
Ramsey tickets the boxes for Everton
One thing that Everton do perhaps lack at the moment is leadership.
Ramsey has that in abundance and after a quality Euro 2020; he will be champing at the bit to play some football in the near future.
Ramsey has plenty left to offer and as a result, he could be a perfect signing for Everton in January.
As a result, Everton must move quickly and land the midfielder ahead of any other interested parties.
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