Franco Baresi Sings ‘Great’ Aaron Ramsey’s Praises

When it comes to receiving praise, there are few better footballers to receive it from than those who have won everything there is to win in the beautiful game.

So Aaron Ramsey must surely be humbled by the fact he is currently having his praises sung by a man many consider to be the greatest defender of all time.

Franco Baresi, the bedrock of AC Milan and Italy’s defence throughout the ’80s and early ’90s has hailed Juventus’ capture of the Welshman on a free transfer.

The 28-year-old agreed to join the Serie A champions on a pre-contract agreement in January, with the Italian giants making Ramsey the highest earning British footballer in history, with a weekly wage of £400,000-per-week.

And it’s a deal Baresi believes to be a great bit of business.

“I’ve seen him play. He’s obviously a great player.

“I think Juve has really landed a great coup there and I’m sure he’ll be able to adapt to Italian football.”

High praise indeed coming from a man who lifted six Serie A titles, three Champions Leagues and a World Cup.

How do you think Ramsey will fare in Serie A?

(h/t BBC Sport)