The one big signing that Arsenal need to do this summer is to get Aaron Ramsey to accept a contract extension as soon as possible, or sell him on and bring in a worthy replacement.
There have been consistent ITK’s stirring things up on Twitter by saying as a fact that the Welshman has signed a five-year contract worth £155,000-a-week with £2.5m signing on fee had been agreed, Ramsey’s agency Avid Sports & Entertainment Group responded by saying: “Keep making stuff up!!!””
So it doesn’t look like there is any imminent announcement coming from the player or the club, but there are still the persistent rumours that Steven N’Zonzi could be coming to the Emirates, but I still only believe that will happen if Ramsey refuses to sign.
Sevilla have certainly not said that N’Zonzi is not for sale, but they have told us exactly what price it will take to get him. Sevilla director Joaquin Caparros announced: “We have not received any offers for him. I will say the same to any clubs who may be interested as what we said with (Clement) Lenglet – he has a buyout clause, and it’s £35m.”
Now we know for a fact that Aaron Ramsey’s selling price would be a lot more than that if he leaves, so we would have a ready-made replacement that knows how Emery likes his team to play, and has vast experience in the EPL.
Surely we have have to know very soon with just three weeks to the end of the transfer window…