Aaron Ramsey has agreed to join Juventus on a free transfer at the end of the season and will become the club’s highest paid player behind Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Welshman is out of contract in six months and had been keen to stay at Arsenal, only for the Gunners to withdraw their offer to the 28-year-old. Juventus’ transfer policy over the last decade has centred on shrewd free signings such as Andrea Pirlo, Paul Pogba and Dani Alves.
The Old Lady faced competition from Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid for Ramsey’s signature but the Guardian report that Juventus have won the race.
Ramsey is set to become the second highest paid player at the club behind Ronaldo, putting him ahead of superstars such as Paulo Dybala and Douglas Costa. Juventus plan to play Ramsey in a three-man midfield alongside Miralem Pjanic and Blaise Matuidi.
Khedira, another free signing, is expected to leave the club as Juventus free up space on the wage bill. Unai Emery was instrumental in Arsenal’s decision to withdraw their offer to Ramsey as he felt the Welshman didn’t fit into his plans.
The Spaniard admires Ramsey but felt the club could use the wages far more effectively and he’s keen to offload Mesut Ozil for the same reason.