Speculations about the future of Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, appears to end, as the Wales international has reportedly agreed to join the Italian giantsJuventus.
According to reports, the midfielderwill undergo a medical with Juventus on Sunday, and the deal is expected to be finalised after their Italian Super Cup game against AC Milan next Wednesday.
Juventus believed they have won the race for Ramsey earlier in the week, but wanted to wait until the summer to sign him.
Juve have offered Arsenal midfielder Ramsey a five-year deal worth £7million a season plus a £10m signing-on fee to join them as a free agent when his contract expires at the end of the season.
The Juventus manager, Allegri, and the director Fabio Paratici are huge admirers of Ramsey, who is likely to be given a place in the Juventus starting XI.
Ramsey, 28, has been at Arsenal for the past decade after signing from Cardiff City in 2008. He has started eight league games this season, appearing in 18 total matches while recording a pair of goals and six assists over that span.
Ramsey’s departure from Arsenal has become more and more of a formality as the season has gone on and he’s been unwilling to even negotiate a brand new contract to extend his stay at the Emirates.
The midfielder arguably the best football of his career during Euro 2016 when Wales reached the semi-finals, although he was suspended for the last-four game when Portugal beat them 2-0.
Ramsey has had his injury problems but Juventus are delighted to have secured him on a free transfer, while Arsenal will regret seeing a player in the prime of his career leave under these circumstances.
It goes without saying that with Juventus nine points clear at the top of Serie A and the chance to play alongside Ronaldo, there was more than enough allure for Ramsey to make the move.
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