Glasgow Rangers are reportedly now eyeing up a permanent deal for Aaron Ramsey in the summer.
The Lowdown: Ramsey’s contract running out
The Wales midfielder only has 15 months left on his contract at Juventus, meaning that he can leave the Serie A giants as a free agent next summer.
He is currently on loan at Ibrox, and Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s team may look to take advantage of his contract situation once the 31-year-old moves back to Turin.
The Latest: Permanent deal for Ramsey?
Writing in his latest piece for TEAMtalk, transfer insider Graeme Bailey has revealed that Rangers are now plotting a permanent move for Ramsey, with Juventus indicating that they would let him go for free.
Should Rangers sign Ramsey permanently?
The Teddy Bears would still need to pay a sign-on fee and fork out a hefty figure for the Welshman’s salary, but the absence of a transfer fee makes their potential swoop ‘viable’.
The Verdict: Sign him up
Even though there would be question marks over his age, and the fact that he has struggled with injury problems throughout his career, signing Ramsey on a free could be a deal worth doing for Rangers.
He is adored at international level with Wales, with midfield team-mate Joe Allen previously dubbing both him and Gareth Bale as ‘world-class‘ players; while former international Joe Ledley claimed that having the duo as team-mates ‘makes you feel like God‘ after they recently helped Wales to reach their World Cup play-off final with a 2-1 win over Austria.
Ramsey has two goals in his last two Premiership games for the Light Blues, bagging an early opener in the 2-1 loss at home to Celtic over the weekend, so he has already shown that he can be a real asset for the Gers.
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