Taking to Twitter, reliable reporter Fabrizio Romano has shared news on Aaron Ramsey and his future at Juventus as West Ham reportedly keep tabs.
The Lowdown: West Ham make contact…
As per a recent claim, both West Ham, and by extension new recruitment chief Rob Newman, are supposedly eyeing a move for the Wales international.
Should West Ham sign Ramsey?
Definitely, class player
No, have to sign a striker!
It appears the midfielder is a target for manager David Moyes with a report from Italy suggesting West Ham are well in contention for his signature.
The Serie A giants are eager to rid themselves of Ramsey and his sky high €7 million-per-year (£5.9m) salary wages and it is believed by Calciomercato, as also shared by Sport Witness, that the Hammers have made tentative contact over a move.
The Latest: Romano drops Twitter update…
Taking to Twitter, another Italian source in Romano has shared the latest on Ramsey and what the future holds for him.
According to the journalist’s sources, the Wales international is indeed ‘out of the plans’ at Juventus with the Old Lady ‘planning to find a solution’ to sell in January.
“Juventus are still planning to find a solution to sell Aaron Ramsey in January. He’s out of the plans and looking for a potential new challenge.…while Juan Cuadrado will soon extend his contract with Juventus – and Paulo Dybala too.” Romano explained on social media.
The Verdict: Time to swoop?
Given Juve’s desperation to offload the 30-year-old, we believe this could put West Ham in a fairly strong negotiating position if they maintain their interest by the winter window.
Out of contract in 2023, time is arguably running out for the European heavyweights to make any substantial fee off Ramsey’s sale and their eagerness to cut his salary off the books could also be an advantage to West Ham.
The question remains, though, can he really add another degree of quality to Moyes’ high-flying Hammers?
Lauded as a ‘world class‘ by international teammate Joe Allen, the former Arsenal star certainly has Premier League pedigree – having netted 65 goals and a further 65 assists during his time at the Emirates Stadium (Transfermarkt).
He also impressed in flashes at Euro 2020, indicating the ability is still there, but Ramsey’s lofty salary may point to a real stumbling block for West Ham given their highest earner is currently Kurt Zouma on just £120,000-per-week (spotrac).
Priorities debatably lie elsewhere for Moyes as concerns still linger over striker Michail Antonio’s fitness record and their lack of a natural striker alternative.
Resultingly, we believe other transfer targets who can fill that void, like Andrea Belotti and Adam Hlozek, are far more crucial to get through the door than Ramsey.
In other news: Journalist hints West Ham move for ‘world class’ 32-goal striker could now be on the cards, find out more here.
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