The financial details of the pre-contract agreement signed by Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey with Italian giants Juventus have come to the fore online this evening.
Ramsey’s Arsenal exit confirmed
The story surrounding the future of Welsh international Ramsey has been one of the talking points of Arsenal’s season so far.
The 28-year-old, who has been on the books of the Gunners for over a decade, confirmed in October that Arsenal had come to the surprising decision to revoke the contract offer that had previously been presented to him, meaning he was free depart the Emirates upon the expiration of his current deal this summer:
‘We thought we were in a position where we had agreed a deal, but that is no longer the case.’
‘So, I have to just carry on playing my football and do my best for Arsenal and I’ll leave the rest with the club now.’
‘That’s a decision that they have made. Things happen in football and you just have to get on with it and carry on playing the best I can’
Quotes via the Telegraph
Juve win the race
As such, a high-profile race to secure Ramsey’s signature inevitably unfolded over the months that followed, with the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Inter Milan and Real Madrid having all been named as suitors of the Welshman.
In the end, however, it was the kings of the free transfer, Juventus, who sealed a deal for Ramsey last month.
And, in an update that has since been turning heads online this evening, the apparent financial details of the deal that the Arsenal midfielder has penned with the Bianconeri have surfaced.
The likes of David Ornstein and more have reported that Ramsey is set to earn over £400,000-per-week in Turin from next season, a sum which would make him the highest-paid British player of all-time:
Aaron Ramsey today signed pre-contract agreement to join Juventus in summer. 28yo penned 4yr deal after passing 2-part medical late Jan. Wales midfielder leaves Arsenal 30 June after 11yrs. Set to become all-time highest-paid GB player (basic salary), just over £400kpw #Juve #AFC
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) February 11, 2019
It is a £400,000 per week deal for Aaron Ramsey… https://t.co/bNFSVOn9UY
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) February 11, 2019
The reliable Gabriele Marcotti, on the other hand, claims that the correct figure sits closer to £250,000-per-week:
BBC reporting that Aaron Ramsey will earn £400k/week basic salary at Juventus. Been told it’s actually around €7.5m net which works out to £250k/week.
As ever, can only go with what I’m told, but £250k/week sounds a hell of a lot more plausible. (If still rather high…)
— Gabriele Marcotti (@Marcotti) February 11, 2019
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