Italian giants AC Milan and Juventus are set to fight in the transfer market for the services of Aaron Ramsey, according to The Evening Standard.
The saga concerning Aaron Ramsey’s future has been full of twists and turns in recent months but it seems a final decision has finally been met with the news that Arsenal have pulled out of renewal talks with the Wales international.
That means the 27-year-old is set to become available on a free transfer at the end of the season and a host of clubs are keeping tabs on the situation, with The Evening Standard stating that Serie A duo AC Milan and Juventus are amongst those in the hunt.
Both clubs are only likely to seal a deal if his services become available for free, and are therefore unlikely to pay up in January, but Milan will hope to use Ivan Gazidis’ links with the former Cardiff City man to jump to the front of the queue.
Arsenal will be desperate not to see Aaron Ramsey move to join a Premier League rival but the fact that both Italian clubs are unlikely to offer a fee in January means the decision will be taken entirely out of the hands of the Gunners.
The truth of the matter is that Arsenal should have learnt their lesson over the years after seeing the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Robin van Persie, Emmanuel Adebayor and Samir Nasri move to join rival clubs, and the fact they are in this situation again is evidence that the Gunners need to significantly improve their procedure regarding contracts.
It is frankly ridiculous that six games into the season Arsenal have decided that Ramsey is expendable and that decision should have been made over the course of the summer when the Gunners could have earned a lucrative fee for his services.
Unfortunately, all fans can do now is pray that Ramsey decides he would like a taste of Italian football.