Juventus prepare pre-contract offer for Arsenal’s Ramsey

Serie A champions Juventus are ready to make an offer to Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey in January, according to The Daily Mail.

What’s the word?

Arsenal’s decision to pull out of contract negotiations with Aaron Ramsey has left the Wales international extremely likely to leave the Emirates Stadium in 2019, with his current deal due to expire at the end of the season.

The 27-year-old has already emerged as a potential target for a number of Premier League clubs, including Liverpool and Manchester United, but The Daily Mail states Serie A champions Juventus are looking to use an advantage that they have in the market.

Clubs outside of England will be able to discuss a pre-contractual agreement with Ramsey in January and the report states that Juventus are looking to do exactly that, as they plot a move to bring the player to Italian football.

The ideal solution?

While Arsenal seem to have decided that Ramsey is surplus to requirements, seeing another player move to a Premier League rival would be a real kick in the teeth for the Gunners and they would, therefore, love to see Ramsey move abroad.

However, the player himself may be reluctant to move his young family to the continent and a stay in the Premier League looks to be the most likely outcome and, due to his contract situation, Arsenal have very little control over what happens.

All that Emery can do is hope that Juventus manage to persuade Ramsey to move to Turin at the end of the season as that would see the Gunners avoid having another fan favourite jump ship to join a rival.