Juventus outcast Aaron Ramsey has tested positive for COVID-19 in the month where the club will attempt to facilitate his departure.
Physical issues have plagued the Welshman’s spell in Turin after he joined as a free agent in 2019. He failed to settle under Maurizio Sarri and after starting brightly with Andrea Pirlo at the helm, injuries prevented him from building any momentum.
The Welshman registered seven goal contributions last season, but he has barely taken to the field this term. After Massimiliano Allegri experimented with him as a regista in pre-season, Ramsey started Juve’s Serie A opener away at Udinese. Since then, however, he’s played just 22 minutes of club football and a move away in January is inevitable.
Allegri confirmed last week that Ramsey will leave the club this month with a return to the Premier League on the cards.
Aaron Ramsey tests positive for COVID-19
Ramsey has been out of action since November due to injury and it’s unlikely that we’ll ever see him in a Juventus shirt again. His return from his latest injury setback is unknown and Juventus announced on Monday afternoon that the midfielder’s tested positive for COVID-19.
A short statement read: “Juventus Football Club announces that Aaron Ramsey has tested positive for Covid-19. The player has already been placed in isolation.”
The Welshman is the fourth senior player to test positive for the virus in the last two weeks after Arthur Melo, Carlo Pinsoglio and Giorgio Chiellini. All three have since recovered with Arthur and Chiellini both seeing the field in Juventus’ remarkable come-from-behind victory over AS Roma on Sunday evening.
Ramsey’s positive test rules him out for Wednesday’s Supercoppa and Saturday’s clash against Udinese. Although, his availability for these fixtures was in question anyway with Allegri unlikely to use him even if he was fit.
The club’s priority this month is finding the right suitor for Ramsey. Crystal Palace, Newcastle United, Aston Villa and Burnley have all expressed an interest.