I have been telling everyone for months that Aaron Ramsey had no intention of signing a new Arsenal contract, and will either hold the club to ransom for a massive pay rise in January, or will leave for free next summer to get an enormous signing on fee when he joins a new club.
The Mail reports this morning….
Aaron Ramsey is set to follow the example set by Mesut Ozil and leave a final decision about new contract until January.
The 27-year-old Wales international will be a free agent at the end of the season as he enters the last year of his current deal. As yet, there has been no agreement about a contract extension.
Talks are ongoing but Ramsey is now likely to wait until the start of next year. He will then be able to listen to offers from clubs in Europe and be entitled to sign a pre-contract to join at the end of this season when he will be a free agent.
There are just five days left for Arsenal to sell Ramsey to a foreign club, but I can see Ramsey himself blocking any deal so he gets his massive payday next year. Ramsey is our longest serving player right now so I find it extremely disappointing that he doesn’t want to stay and try and work his way to becoming a club legend. To be honest his performances have not been that impressive and the club have supported him through all his injuries over the years.
Are all footballers now officially mercenaries?