Following the withdrawal of Aaron Ramsey’s tabled contract at Arsenal, Stan Collymore writes in his column for The Mirror that a shock move to Wolves would suit him over staying at his current club.
Ramsey’s made made 242 Premier League appearances for the Gunners since arriving from Cardiff as a youngster, scoring 37 goals, and Transfermarkt now value him at £40.2million, although his transfer fee will be zero if he runs down his contract. Previously, Arsenal had been trying to tie down the Welshman to fresh terms but it seems that they have deemed his salary demands too high.
Wolves, having won the Championship in 2017/18, are comfortably in the top ten and as of Saturday’s win over Palace, six games unbeaten. Former Liverpool man Collymore believes that Ramsey would be a good fit for Wolves, and vice versa.
There is no doubt that Ramsey has both the technical ability and work rate to flourish in the middle of the park under Nuno Espirito Santo. It would be another marquee signing and a statement of intent from Wolves that they want to establish themselves as a top half side. However, if Ramsey’s contract demands are too high for Arsenal, they are surely too high for Wolves as well.
With that kind of salary, you would be expecting a player to would walk into the starting lineup, but Portuguese duo Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves have majorly impressed in the middle of the park this season. Furthermore, Santo has shown reluctance to rotate his players or change formation, but to accommodate Ramsey he would most likely have to move away from his proven 3-4-3.
If Wolves could meet Ramsey’s wage demands, then he would probably be the signing of the summer, but it isn’t a necessary one for the Molineux outfit.