According to various reports, Juventus are looking like Aaron Ramsey’s most likely destination when he becomes a free agent in the summer.
The 27-year-old will be free to sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club from 1 January and is understood to be weighing up his options with a view to making a decision sooner rather than later. AC Milan, Inter and Bayern Munich have also been tipped as suitors.
Arsenal had initially wanted the Wales international to extend his contract at the Emirates but following the departures of Arsene Wenger and Ivan Gazidis, the club changed their mind.
It’s not clear what role Unai Emery played in the decision, but the Spaniard has been more than happy to mould his midfield around new boys Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi and Granit Xhaka, who signed a new deal in the summer.
That Rambo, who was made one of the club’s vice-captains in August, was asking for wages on a par with January signings Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang probably didn’t help his cause.
While Arsenal would be forgiven for trying to cash in on the three-time FA Cup winner when the transfer window in nine days time, the player has made it clear he’s willing to see out the season in London.
If Ramsey does make his way to Turin, he’ll be following in the footsteps of Liam Brady and Patrick Vieira and to a lesser extent, Armand Traore, Nicklas Bendtner (both on loan) and Stephy Mavididi.