For quite some time, it’s been apparent that Aaron Ramsey has no future at Juventus. Injuries have blighted his spell in Turin since his Bosman arrival in 2019 and it seemed inevitable that the Bianconeri would facilitate his exit this January.
Earlier this month, Massimiliano Allegri, who has gifted Ramsey just one start this season (on Matchday 1 of Serie A against Udinese), said Ramsey’s “set to leave Juventus” and added that the club were “working” on his sale.
The Juve boss has ensured of the Welshman’s imminent departure throughout January but, as we enter the final week of the transfer window, Ramsey remains a Juventus player and nothing is advanced at this stage with any potential buyer.
How close is Aaron Ramsey to leaving Juventus?
Juventus are certainly working hard to let Ramsey go before the deadline and the former Arsenal midfielder has attracted plenty of interest from the Premier League.
However, Ramsey has already rejected an approach from relegation-battlers Burnley and La Gazzetta dello Sport’s Giovanni Albanese reports that the player isn’t happy with the terms offered by Crystal Palace.
The 31-year-old would be a great fit in Patrick Vieira’s 4-3-3 at Palace, but the box-to-box midfielder is said to be waiting for a proposal from the cash-laden Newcastle United. Aston Villa also hold an interest, but they’re prioritising a move for a holding midfielder before the deadline and have identified Rodrigo Bentancur as a possible option.
Thus, the delay in Ramsey’s exit has nothing to do with Juventus. They’re willing to accept almost any offer put forward to them by any potential suitor. Currently, the issue lies with Ramsey. The Welshman reportedly wants Newcastle but the Magpies are yet to make an offer.
Despite the hold-up, the 31-year-old is still very much expected to leave Juventus before the deadline. But, his exit could arrive late on in the window with Juve willing to let him depart on an initial loan deal.