Is Ramsey to Juventus a done deal?
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has reportedly signed a pre-agreement deal with Juventus ahead of a free transfer in the summer.
The Welshman has been the subject of interest from several clubs over the past month.
After it was revealed that Arsenal’s contract offer had been withdrawn, rumours started to swirl.
With his deal set to expire in the summer, that means he would be available for free from July.
He is also now able to complete a pre-agreement deal with any club after the turn of the year.
Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Juventus have all been linked with a move for the player.
The latter has been the most heavily linked and Juventus chief Fabio Paratici confirmed that interest this week.
‘His contract is expiring and we are always attentive to the potential developments,’ he explained.
‘Will he join us in the summer? That remains to be seen.’
Now, it looks as though they have won the race for his signature.
That is because reports in Italy from Mediaset have claimed a pre-agreement deal has been signed.
They claim that ‘the deal is practically made’ and Ramsey will earn £145,000-a-week on a five-year deal.
That effectively means that Ramsey has signed for Juventus and will join up with the club in the summer.
With a £145,000-a-week wage, he would become the clubs second highest earner after Cristiano Ronaldo.
However, the deal may not be announced until February due to ‘regulations’ according to the report.
This report was followed up by Dean Jones of the Bleacher Report who claimed while a contract has not yet been signed, Ramsey will join Juventus.
Am told the pre-contract is not actually signed yet… but that Aaron Ramsey will join Juventus.
Yep, it sounds like it is actually going to happen.
Ramsey to JUVENTUS! Amazing
— Dean Jones (@DeanJonesBR) January 3, 2019
It looks as though this could really be a done deal.