Juventus are the first of Aaron Ramsey’s many suitors to confirm their interest in signing the 28-year-old now that he’s available to sign a pre-contract agreement with a non-English club.
After 10 years of service at the Emirates, the Wales international will become a free agent next summer and is said to be weighing up offers from the Serie A champions, along with Inter Milan, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.
At one point it looked as though the midfielder, the Gunners’ longest-serving player, might extend his stay in N5 only for the club to withdraw the offer of a new contract for football and financial reasons.
“Ramsey is a very good player who has been playing at a high level for many years and who plays for an important club. For now, that’s it,” Juve sporting director Fabio Paratici told Sky Italia.
“He is a player whose contract is going to end and we always pay great attention to the situations offered by the transfer market because it is our duty, so we also pay attention to Ramsey.”
Asked if Ramsey will be a Juventus player next summer, he added: “This is yet to be decided. Now, he is still an Arsenal player and we certainly are not the only ones who pay attention to transfers. This is already a very complete answer.”
Juve have developed a reputation for picking up experienced, well-decorated stars without paying a transfer fee.
The likes of Emre Can, Dani Alves and Sami Khedira have moved for free from Liverpool, Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively in the last couple of years, while Andrea Pirlo famously joined from AC Milan in 2011.