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Exclusive: Windass claims Rice would help Ramsey to thrive at West Ham

Aaron Ramsey would take West Ham United to the next level if the Welshman opted to move back to London, according to Dean Windass.

Despite being keen to remain in Italy, Ramsey is expected to end his two-year spell with Juventus this summer, with the club looking to offload players after failing to win the Serie A title for the first time since 2010.

Juventus, who have seen Massimiliano Allegri return to the Allianz Stadium hotseat following the sacking of Andrea Pirlo, are reportedly willing to listen to offers for ex-Arsenal midfielder Ramsey.

Ramsey, 30, featured heavily as Wales reached the last 16 of Euro 2020 before suffering a heavy 4-0 defeat to Denmark and West Ham are looking to strengthen their squad ahead of a return to European football next term.

David Moyes has guided the Hammers into the Europa League and, with Jesse Lingard returning to Manchester United following the expiry of his loan deal, is keen to add a creative spark to the east Londoners’ midfield.

Windass believes England international Declan Rice would help Ramsey to flourish at the London Stadium.

Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, Windass said: Declan Rice would just sit there at the base of the midfield and allow Ramsey to get forward and join their front three.

“Rice being defensively minded would give Ramsey an insurance policy to go forward, join in with the front three and get as many goals as he can.”

Article title: Exclusive: Windass claims Rice would help Ramsey to thrive at West Ham

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