Reports in various Italian outlets claim that Juventus are increasingly confident of signing Aaron Ramsey from Arsenal for free.
The Welsh international can sign a pre-contract agreement with any European club from January 1st, due to the fact that that his current deal expires in June.
While some are advocating a sale when the transfer window opens tomorrow, the reality is that the 27 year old has more options available to him if he chooses a Bosman departure.
There is interest from PSG, Bayern Munich, as well as both Chelsea and Manchester United, but the Italian giants are keen to tie up the deal quickly and reunited him with former teammate Wojciech Szczesny.
Whatever way you look at this, it’s a poor piece of business from the Gunners who are losing a player for nothing who could have brought in a significant transfer fee last summer. That money could have been used to reinvest into the squad, and we still face the task of replacing him with fewer resources available.
Danny Welbeck, another player who is out of contract in June will also leave for free, and contract management must be high on the agenda for Head of Football Raul Sanllehi who has already earmarked this area as one in need of significant improvement.
Ramsey, the club’s highest scoring central midfielder of all time, and someone who scored two FA Cup final winners, now appears set to depart after a ten year spell in North London.