West Ham United could land Aaron Ramsey for nothing in 2022…
According to The Sun, Serie A outfit Juventus are prepared to let the 30-year-old midfielder leave for free this January, despite him being under contract until 2023.
The 67-time Welsh international has struggled for game time since swapping north London for Turin in 2019.
It’s thought that there could be several offers for the former Arsenal star, with Premier League rivals Newcastle United and Everton already on alert, alongside the Irons.
Ramsey’s injury record over the last few years is certainly a cause for concern but if the Hammers can get him fit and firing once again, then David Moyes would have one of the Premier League’s best-ever midfielders at his disposal.
It’s easy to forget that he’s made 262 appearances in the Premier League and has won multiple FA Cup trophies during his time in England with the Gunners.
The Welshman bagged 65 goals and provided another 65 assists in over 370 matches in north London, in which he recorded a career-best of 13 goals and ten assists during the 2013/14 campaign, as per Transfermarkt.
Furthermore, his 77 appearances across the Champions League and Europa League could add some more much-needed experience to this current Hammers squad. It’s only really summer signing Kurt Zouma that has frequently played in Europe.
Ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger once lauded the £13m-rated maestro as the “complete” midfielder, whilst BT Sport pundit Martin Keown has previously described him as a “real leader” and an “outstanding technician” – merely further characteristics to why Moyes might be keen to sign him this winter.
Just imagine the goals he could add to the side from midfield – alongside the talismanic Michail Antonio, he could be a force to be reckoned with, especially as Tomas Soucek‘s goalscoring form is yet to hit the same heights as last season.
Wages could well become an issue but considering he may be available for no transfer fee, it could be a very smart move that won’t cost GSB millions.
Ramsey should be seriously considered in the next transfer window.