Juventus want to offload reported Everton transfer target Aaron Ramsey in January, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Calciomercato reported last month that a move to Goodison Park looked ‘increasingly likely’ for the 30-year-old, with the Toffees ‘ready to welcome him’. He has played a mere 97 minutes across Juventus’ first 12 Serie A matches, having suffered three minor injuries already this season.
The Welshman has racked up 262 Premier League appearances during his time with Arsenal, netting 40 goals and laying on 51 assists (via Transfermarkt).
In a tweet, Romano wrote that Juventus are ‘planning to find a solution to sell’ Ramsey at the midway point of the season.
The Wales midfielder is ‘out of the plans’ of Bianconeri coach Max Allegri and finds himself ‘looking for a potential new challenge’.
Ramsey issued a reminder of his quality at the European Championship last summer, scoring a crucial goal against Turkey in a group stage win to help Wales progress to the round of 16. His team-mate Joe Allen said that the ‘world-class’ Ramsey had ‘answered the critics in special fashion’ with an ‘incredible’ performance that night.
However, his injury history makes for alarming reading, and even if he agreed to reduce his enormous salary by 50%, it would still mean a commitment of £200,000 per week for Everton.
It’s surely too great a risk overall for an injury-plagued footballer who’s into the latter stages of his career.
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