While Aaron Ramsey’s impending switch to Juventus is all but done, the Welsh midfielder’s immediate future is still far from certain.
Despite initial reports claiming that Ramsey was set to sign a pre-contract agreement with the Italian champions, meaning he would join up with the Bianconeri in the summer, it has now come to light that the Welshman could in fact arrive in Turin this month instead.
According to Miguel Delaney in the Independent, Arsenal would actually be willing to part with Ramsey for £10 million rather than losing him on a free in six months time if they can finalise loan deals for Denis Suarez and James Rodriguez this month.
Arsenal would reportedly be ready to allow Aaron Ramsey a transfer to Juventus this January if they could replace him with signings of Denis Suarez and James Rodriguez. [Independent] pic.twitter.com/WqfvWwyP8Q
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A loan fee is yet to be agreed with Barcelona for Suarez, although the deal is believed to be a formality while the Rodriguez loan is not as straightforward, with the Colombian midfielder currently happy to remain at Bayern Munich until his two-year loan deal at the Allianz Arena expires at the end of the season.
Due to a lack of funds, Arsenal are reduced to loan moves rather than permanent signings during the January transfer window, although the move for Suarez would involve a fee in the region of 20 million euros being paid to Barcelona in the summer to make the Spanish midfielder a fully fledged Gunner.
(h/t the Independent)