After announcing he would not be extending his stay at the Emirates Stadium, Aaron Ramsey courted interest from the likes of Bayern Munich, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain.
But Juventus were the club most keen on the Welshman and it’s now been widely reported by several respected outlets that he has today signed a pre-contract agreement with the Bianconeri.
It’s a four-year deal for the former Cardiff City player and though Juventus have made him their next high-profile free transfer, they are forking out some serious cash in terms of wages.
That’s because it’s emerged that Ramsey will eclipse his fellow Welshman Gareth Bale to become the highest-paid British player, collecting a basic salary of over £400,000 per week.
As per the Daily Mail, means that he’s on course to pocket at least £83.2 million in Turin – which is quite frankly insane numbers that we aren’t normally accustomed to seeing the Old Lady associated with.
Even though we all know the amount of money in football is crazy, Ramsey and his agent have still played a blinder.
Meanwhile Andrea Pirlo, who himself moved to Juventus as a free agent and tore it up, has hailed the signing of the 28-year old.
“Ramsey is a great purchase,” he told Sky Sport Italia.
“Juventus are preparing another excellent deal. He is a strong player and could do very well.”
Ramsey joined from hometown club Cardiff as a youngster and won three FA Cups in his time at the North London club. He won the club’s Player of the Season award in 2013/14 and 2017/18, scoring 61 goals for the club.