Wolverhampton Wanderers are interested in Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey, according to the print edition of Gazzetta dello Sport (via Metro).
The lowdown – Record breaker
Ramsey left Arsenal to join Juventus in the summer of 2019 after signing a pre-contract agreement. His £400,000-per-week deal made him the highest-earning British player ever on base salary (via BBC Sport).
Over his two seasons at the club, Ramsey has made 65 appearances in all competitions, scoring six goals and providing as many assists (via Transfermarkt).
He’s suffered nine separate injuries in Turin, but all have been minor. None have kept him out for more than five matches.
The 30-year-old represented Wales at the European Championships earlier in the summer, with his goal against Turkey on Matchday Two setting Robert Page’s side on their way to a victory which all but secured a Round of 16 spot.
The latest – Wolves in the running
The report says that Wolves are in the running to sign Ramsey, whom Juventus are open to selling.
But they could face competition from Tottenham Hotspur. New managing director of football, ex-Juve chief Fabio Paratici, is apparently a big admirer of the Welshman.
The verdict – Unlikely
In one sense, Wolves may have an upper hand here. Surely Ramsey wouldn’t consider joining Arsenal’s arch-rivals, even if he was intent on returning to the Premier League.
But then on the other hand, there’s the salary. You’d think he’d have to express a willingness to take a huge pay cut for the deal to be viable. For context, Wolves’ top earner, Joao Moutinho, earns £100,000 per week.
Ramsey may also have offers from clubs who will be playing in Europe next season. Ultimately, then, this deal may simply be unrealistic, but he is certainly a quality player when fit so fans may want to keep an eye on this rumour over the coming weeks.
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