Crystal Palace must revive their interest in Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey over the coming months after an intriguing update was revealed.
The Eagles were linked with a possible move for the Wales international in October as a return to the Premier League appeared to be on the cards.
And now, according to Italian outlet CalcioMercato, the 30-year-old is ‘no longer a resource’ to Juve manager Massimiliano Allegri and insists that he has ‘no future’ in Turin.
The report goes on to state that the club’s hierarchy are considering terminating Ramsey’s contract ahead of the winter window in order to get his sizeable wages off their books.
Although his current deal doesn’t expire until the summer of 2023, and the Italian giants believe it will be easier to reach an agreement with the player than to secure a transfer fee for his services.
Despite new Palace manager Patrick Vieira adding Conor Gallagher and Will Hughes to his engine room options over the summer, the Frenchman is still in need of extra reinforcements in the centre of the pitch.
Loanee Gallagher is set to return to parent club Chelsea next term, while 34-year-old James McArthur and 31-year-old Cheikhou Kouyate are into the twilight zone of their respective careers.
Therefore, the south London outfit are expected to be in the market for a new midfielder in the next two transfer windows, and the opportunity to sign Ramsey on a free transfer is too good for Steve Parish to turn down.
The £175,000-per-week gem would be a significant coup for the capital club, and he already has bags of Premier League experience under his belt from his impressive 11-year spell at Arsenal.
During his time with the Emirates Stadium outfit, Ramsey scored 65 goals and laid on a further 65 assists in 371 appearances for the Gunners, winning three FA Cups along the way, but it’s perhaps his exploits on the international stage that have really caught the eye.
He was instrumental in Wales’ run to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 and was labelled as “world-class” by teammate Joe Allen after a stellar showing against Turkey in a crucial 2-0 victory at the European Championship this year.
However, the creative talent has found life tough since moving to Italy two-and-a-half years ago.
Ramsey has only started 25 league games to date for the Bianconeri, highlighting his peripheral role within the first-team squad, and moving to Palace could prove to be the catalyst he needs to get his career back on track.