An update has emerged on Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey, regarding Newcastle’s interest in his services.
According to Goal, Newcastle have made an enquiry about Juventus central midfielder Aaron Ramsey, although talks remain informal at this stage.
The report claims that there are several clubs in the Premier League who are also interested in signing him, with his time in Italy seemingly coming to an end.
Newcastle must push ahead and secure a deal for Ramsey as he could be a superb addition to the squad. Steve Bruce will surely want to improve his starting XI before the end of the window and this potential signing could do that.
Miguel Almiron started 16 Premier League games as either a central midfielder or attacking midfielder and managed two goals and zero assists whilst averaging a WhoScored rating of 6.61 in 12 of those starts in central midfield. This comes after he scored four and assisted two goals in his first 44 starts for the club in the league.
Ramsey, meanwhile, averaged a WhoScored rating of 6.87 in seven starts as a central midfielder and 7.00 as an attacking midfielder in four games for Juventus in the Serie A – scoring twice and assisting four goals in the league overall.
Whilst it is hard to compare the difference in quality between the Serie A and Premier League, Ramsey has also played in the latter. In his final two seasons for Arsenal, The Welshman provided 11 goals and 14 assists whilst averaging a WhoScored rating of 7.27 in 2017/18 and 6.70 in 2018/19 respectively.
Arsenal legend Martin Keown once lavished praise on the “outstanding technician” and highlighted his importance for the Gunners at the time.
“Playing in a deeper role, as he did under Arsene Wenger – I think that’s the best role for him. If you want Ozil and him in the same team. He’s so important to everything they do. It’s the energy – the box-to-box energy. He’s become an outstanding technician.”
This, along with the aforementioned statistics, suggest that the £187k-per-week maestro could be a better option than Almiron if Bruce wants to persist with a three-man midfield. Ramsey has shown that he can perform consistently to a higher standard than Almiron.
Therefore, Mike Ashley should work hard to get this deal over the line. Ramsey’s late runs into the box to score goals could add another weapon to Bruce’s spide and increase the chances of Newcastle avoiding a relegation battle next season.