Juventus will look to sell midfielder Aaron Ramsey in the upcoming January transfer window.
The Welshman joined the club as a free agent back in 2019 but has failed to find his best form in Turin despite showing glimpses of his talent. In 70 appearances for the club, Ramsey has registered a mere 12 goal contributions and has been thrust to the periphery by Massimiliano Allegri this season.
At one stage in pre-season, it appeared that the 30-year-old would play a big role for Allegri in 2021/22, with the returning boss utilising him as a regista, but Ramsey has made just two Serie A appearances after starting Juve’s league opener against Udinese.
Niggling injuries have once again played a role this term, but Juventus are now ready to part ways with the former Arsenal star.
Juventus will try to find a solution in January
Various reports have surfaced recently regarding Ramsey’s future. On Tuesday, Fabrizio Romano wrote that Ramsey is “out of the plans” at Juventus and “looking for a potential new challenge”. He added that the Bianconeri are “still planning to find a solution” to sell the player in the January transfer window.
The Saudi-backed Newcastle United have emerged as a potential option for the 30-year-old and the Magpies could bring Ramsey in on a free transfer. Calciomercato.com (via Football Italia) speculate that Juventus may terminate the Welshman’s contract if they fail to agree a fee with any potential buyers.
The club are understandably keen to get Ramsey’s hefty €10m salary off their books as soon as possible. Ramsey has a contract at Juventus until the summer of 2023.
Juventus’ midfield targets
Many supporters are clamouring for an active January transfer window with a new midfielder the priority for many, especially if Ramsey departs.
The Bianconeri supposedly have several targets lined up, with Borussia Monchengladbach’s Denis Zakaria a possible option. Axel Witsel has also been strongly linked with a January move, while Monaco’s Aurélien Tchouaméni is the dream.
The Paul Pogba links won’t dissipate either, but that deal will be incredibly difficult to pull off.