Rangers are now “finalising the details” for the signing of Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey on loan.
Amid David Ornstein’s claim on transfer deadline day that the Wales international is currently at a private airport terminal waiting to decide what club to join, Italian journalist Carlo Laudisa has revealed that the former Arsenal man is seemingly on his way to Ibrox.
Writing on Twitter, he said: “Destination Glasgow #Ramsey is finalizing the details for the i #Rangers loan. Now #Juve can negotiate the purchase of #Nandez from Cagliari.”
While the Gers currently lead the way in the Scottish Premiership, one area of concern for manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst is really the lack of goals from outside of his forward players – both Alfredo Morelos and Kemar Roofe have scored 23 goals between them, and the next top-scorer for the Ibrox side is full-back James Tavernier with six.
The best goal-scoring midfielder at the club currently is Joe Aribo who has also notched six, but he’s been more of a streaky player, going on a run of five games where he scored four goals back in November and December.
Ramsey meanwhile has been more of a consistent goal-threat when he’s actually been fit and available, and in his time at Arsenal in particular, was very elite in doing so – he broke double figures for goals in three out of his final four seasons with the club.
Hailed as an “outstanding technician“, the Welshman’s famed ability to time his runs into the box has earned him comparisons with Chelsea icon Frank Lampard – something that the Blues legend himself has previously spoken about.
Writing in a column for The Evening Standard about the 74-goal star: “It will probably come as no surprise to people that I like Ramsey. Like me, he makes late runs in the penalty area and he showed that with aplomb for the second goal at AC Milan last week.”
Given the Gers’ relative lack of goal-scoring punch from midfield, Ramsey’s arrival would certainly help to bring that, and Van Bronckhorst would surely love seeing him become a match-winner for them.