Report: Juventus willing to listen to offers for Aaron Ramsey, amid Liverpool link
Italian outlet CalcioMercato has claimed Juventus will listen to offers in the region of £26million for Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey after a difficult first season with the Old Lady – amid reports Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United are keen.
Ramsey, 29, has endured a difficult campaign in which he completed 90 minutes on just one occasion for Juventus. He clocked up 24 outings in all competitions, but only started half of those matches – scoring four times.
The belief is that Maurizio Sarri is an admirer of the former Arsenal star, who joined Juventus for nothing from Arsenal last summer. Ramsey came into his best form, just as the global health crisis struck – and that has made Juventus want to keep him.
But every player has his price and given that Ramsey was signed on a free, Juve will listen to offers of £26million. TransferMarketWeb recently claimed that Liverpool and Chelsea are tracking the player, while Manchester United could receive Ramsey in a swap for Paul Pogba.
TBR’s view – Ramsey would be a top addition at Anfield
Indeed, Liverpool need a goalscoring midfielder. Jordan Henderson, Gini Wijnaldum, Fabinho and Naby Keita are renowned for their work in the engine room but they lack the goals expected of a Premier League leader.
Adam Lallana is expected to leave this summer, while Wijnaldum is set to enter the final 12 months of his contract. Keita has been linked with an exit, and bringing Ramsey in for a bargain figure would hugely boost Liverpool’s credentials.
Steven Gerrard was once quoted by the Independent as saying Ramsey was the “best attacking midfielder in the Premier League” in 2015, and that is proof that Ramsey would be a top addition.