Juventus’ near-perfect January transfer window culminated in the satisfying departure of Aaron Ramsey to Scottish giants Rangers.
The Bianconeri had struggled to get the high-earning Welshman off their books all month with the player rejecting proposals from the Premier League. Fortunately, though, interest from Rangers manifested on deadline day and after Ramsey accepted the club’s proposal, the midfielder’s departure was confirmed late in the day.
While Ramsey has shown for Wales that he’s still capable of competing at the highest level, perpetual injury woes meant his Juventus career never got off the ground after joining as a free agent in 2019.
By the end, the vast majority of Juventino started to resent the high-earning Welshman, who was taking in a huge wage from the physio’s bench. Thus, his eventual exit in January was perhaps the most satisfying move of the mercato for Juventus.
There is no option to buy clause in Aaron Ramsey’s loan move to Rangers
Initially, it was believed that Rangers had signed Ramsey on a six-month loan with an option to buy in the summer. There was speculation that the Scottish club would pay a €2.5m loan fee before potentially purchasing the midfielder for €5.5m at the end of the season.
Fabrizio Romano, however, reports otherwise. The transfer guru understands that there is NO option to buy clause included in the deal with Juventus. It’s a ‘dry’ six-month loan. Although, Rangers will have the first opportunity to negotiate with the Bianconeri and Ramsey over a permanent deal in the summer.
While some might fear the return of Ramsey if his loan spell in Scotland doesn’t pan out, there’s little doubting that Juventus will be able find another buyer in the summer.
The Welshman garnered plenty of interest in the winter and, barring a long-term injury, such interest will likely return at the end of the season.