According to a recent report from The Daily Mirror, Aaron Ramsey could be set for a move away in the near future. The 27-year-old currently plays his football at Premier League giants Arsenal and has done so since 2008, although his future has been subject of speculation for a while now given his contract expires at the Emirates Stadium at the end of the current season.
And reports suggest that there is no longer an offer on the table for the midfielder, thus raising the prospect of him leaving in a cut-price deal during January or indeed for free in the summer – either way, Tottenham must be one side seeking to land the £40.5 million-rated star (as per Transfermarkt).
Ultimately, Spurs became the first side since the transfer window began back in 2003 to not sign any players in the summer market, and it appears to have already taken its toll given Mauricio Pochettino’s men lost three games in a row last week.
And while there is little doubting that his squad is somewhat stronger and deeper than it has been in the past, there are still concerns among some about whether or not it has the quality throughout to compete for the game’s biggest prizes – Ramsey’s addition would aid in that quest.
The 27-year-old may not have always produced his absolute best for Arsenal in his decade-long stint at the North London club, but there is little doubting how influential he has been in recent times in netting 11 goals and laying on 12 assists for the Gunners last season.
And in being named the club’s Player of the Season for his exploits last time round, it’s clear that the Wales international was a huge asset to former boss Arsene Wenger, at the same time underlining his prowess in English football’s top-flight.
And with two assists already this term in just six Premier League matches for Unai Emery’s men, he looks set to again play a key part for the Gunners, although it does appear as though they are happy to let him leave come the expiration of his contract.
And Spurs must pounce.
In playing in a central role, a more attacking number ten role, and even occasionally out wide, Ramsey’s arrival would give manager Pochettino another hugely accomplished option in the middle of the park, be it in giving the likes of Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen a run for their money in the more attacking role, or even as the ideal replacement for Mousa Dembele slightly further back.
Yes, there aren’t too many players that have made the move across North London, and as such it was certainly be something of a controversial move, but it seems that Ramsey would seriously strengthen this Tottenham side were he to link-up with Pochettino’s men.
As such, with his Arsenal career seemingly at an end, the Spurs hierarchy must seek to lure the Welshman across the capital, in a move that would hugely bolster Pochettino’s squad.
Tottenham fans… what do you think? Let us know!