West Ham are monitoring former Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who looks set to leave Juventus.
That’s according to a report from Italian outlet Calciomercato.
Ramsey is said to be ‘destined’ to leave Turin after what the report calls ‘two seasons full of physical problems and misunderstandings’.
The Welshman joined Juventus on the expiry of his Arsenal contract ahead of the 2019/20 season.
He signed a four-year deal worth as much as £400,000 per week with the Old Lady.
The 30-year-old made 13 Serie A starts last season, scoring twice and providing four assists.
£12.6million-rated midfielder Ramsey is currently on Euro 2020 duty, so the uncertainty surrounding his future may be prolonged.
The Premier League apparently offers ‘the greatest outlets’ to Ramsey, with West Ham not the only English club considering a move.
Crystal Palace and Everton are also named, though the latter will have to wait until a successor for Carlo Ancelotti is appointed before they can proceed with their business.
Ramsey’s entourage is said to be in ‘constant’ contact with potential buyers.
A fit and firing Ramsey is an outstanding player of course, but this wouldn’t be a sensible move for West Ham.
Just since joining Juventus, he has missed games with nine different injury concerns – it’s simply too much of a gamble when considering the wages he would likely demand.
Though you’d think Ramsey will be forced to agree to a substantial pay-cut if he does depart Turin, even a 50% reduction would make him the Hammers’ highest-paid player by some distance.
The club should continue boxing clever in the market instead of making reckless moves for big names.
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