Newcastle United have been put on red alert as Aaron Ramsey could be one of the first victims of football’s financial crisis from the coronavirus pandemic after it emerged that Juventus are open to selling the former Arsenal ace, according to the Daily Mail.
Indeed, the Tyneside club have been linked with a transfer move for the 29-year old before, whilst the Daily Mail have reported that Manchester United could also be interested in signing the former Premier League star.
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Ramsey played in a total of 262 games in the English top flight, scoring 40 goals and providing 51 assists, according to Transfermarkt.
As per the Daily Mail, football clubs across Europe are having to look at their finances in a more cautious way ahead of months of playing without their own supporters at stadia, and Maurizio Sarri’s side in particular have had an increasingly urgent need to cut their vast wage bill.
One issue for the Italian giants is Ramsey’s huge wage. Having arrived on a free transfer, the central midfield player has a contract until the summer of 2023 that pays him an astonishing £400,000 a week. This could prove simply too much as the Bianconeri may be looking to move him on.
In this case, the Magpies could pounce, especially if the proposed takeover at St. James’ Park goes through. If the Welsh international were to demand a similar salary, then at least Amanda Staveley’s Saudi Arabia-led group would likely be able to afford such wages, on top of the potential transfer fee.
With his Premier League pedigree, Ramsey could be a shrewd signing to make for Newcastle for the 2020/21 season.
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