There seems to be an ever-growing feeling that Barcelona have made the Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey their main target for the coming summer, and the rumours are becoming more and more persistent in the last few weeks.
Ramsey has played alongside Gareth Bale in the Wales national team for many years and they will both be meeting up again to represent their country at the European Championships in France in June, so he can fill him in on the life of a superstar in Spain. Today’s report says that there will be no approach until after the competition so as not to disrupt their preparations.
It is also being reported that the Catalan giants are fully expecting to pay 50m to 60m GBP to prise Ramsey away from Arsenal, and the Express says that “sources” at the Emirates have privately revealed that the club will not stand in his way, and which player in the world not be keen to play alongside stars like Messi, Neymar and Suarez?
Would Arsenal survive without Ramsey if he moved to La Liga? I think we would, although we have a few aging midfielders like Arteta, Flamini and Rosicky that are already going to need replacing this summer, and Cazorla is not getting any younger either…
So if Ramsey also leaves then Wenger may have to make a few more additions than he normally likes to in one transfer window. Of course there is always the possibility that Jack Wilshere may finally stay fit and be a natural replacement for Aaron, and maybe Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could suddenly fulfill his promise, but I wouldn’t back on either of those happening, although there are a few more promising youngsters that may step up next season.
But I digress, let’s ask the question. Would anyone begrudge Ramsey moving to Barca if they came calling?