David Moyes should urge West Ham United to launch a pursuit of Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey in the summer transfer market.
According to Calciomercato, the London Stadium may emerge as an attractive destination for Ramsey in the off-season.
West Ham and Crystal Palace are expected to contend for the Wales international’s signature in the next transfer window amid doubts over his future in Turin.
Juventus intend to use the summer market as a chance to reinforce Andrea Pirlo’s midfield options, but first have to clear a route for any potential arrivals.
Ramsey and teammate Adrien Rabiot are both thought to enter sporting director Fabio Paratici’s thinking of those who may be sold, with the pair earning €7m per season (£115,000 per week) each after tax.
Former Arsenal playmaker Ramsey has also suffered with injuries and, as such, has been unable to deliver consistent performances for the Serie A giants this season.
Interest is not lacking, though, with West Ham leading Palace in the emerging race for the 30-year-old’s signature. The Irons are expected to become a more attractive destination for Ramsey should they qualify for a European competition, with Moyes’ side currently just two points outside the Champions League places.
Regardless of the outcome to West Ham’s pursuit for a European berth, Moyes should urge the Hammers’ board to fund a move for Ramsey at the end of the season and acquire him a player with game-changing ability.
Ramsey was a creative force at the Emirates Stadium and never went a season without contributing to the scoring at some stage, to see that Arsene Wenger believed Arsenal made a mistake by allowing him to leave.
“It will be a loss for Arsenal,” Wenger said in 2019, via quotes shared by The Sun. “I must say it will be an interesting move for Ramsey.
“He is a player who is great going forward. His main quality is he can keep the final ball. And he makes interesting runs from deep.
“You don’t find many players today who can make midfield runs off the ball. It will be an interesting addition for Juventus.”
Tomas Soucek has excelled for Moyes in a similar midfield role by making late runs into the box for West Ham, with the Czech Republic star netting 12 times in 42 top-flight games, including nine in 29 appearances this term.
Moyes would only expect to see Soucek’s numbers continue their incredible rise with another player at his disposal capable of occupying the thoughts of opposing defenders, and who can also provide the pivotal final touch or pass.
A deal for Ramsey may require an expensive package being presented to the player and Juventus, but it is certainly a route West Ham should explore if his time in Turin is nearing its end.