Aaron Ramsey has been speaking to many clubs after letting his Arsenal contract run down, and it has now been confirmed by Juventus that he will be joining the Italian Champions in the summer on a free transfer. With the money saved on transfer fees, Ramsey will see his wages jump to an amazing 400,000 GBP a week after a bidding war between some of the biggest clubs in Europe. This was an offer the Welshman could hardly refuse…
As Ian Wright said on Match of the Day: “I’m not sure Aaron Ramsey could turn down a deal like this with the clubs that were interested. He’s just another player who got into the situation where he could run the contract down.
“When you consider the contracts that have been given out, Arsenal couldn’t afford to keep him alongside the players they’ve got with the contracts they are on.
“I think Arsene Wenger said not so long ago this is going to be regular occurrence. Players are getting paid so much they can afford to run down a contract.
“At his age, he’s worth at least £30-40m. Juventus are saving so much money even with what they are paying him. It is a move that makes sense to everybody other than the club he is leaving.”
Although Ramsey is not really rated that highly by Arsenal fans, it is quite an amazing figure, only bettered by Ronaldo in Italy. But is Ramsey really worth that much?