Monday 24 June 2019

Juve confirm signing of £400k-a-week Ramsey

Aaron Ramsey is moving to Juventus. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire.
Aaron Ramsey is moving to Juventus. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

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Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has signed a pre-contract agreement with Juventus.

The Wales international has agreed a four-year deal and will officially join the Italian champions in July.

Ramsey's future had been the subject of speculation for some considerable time with his contract due to expire at the Emirates Stadium at the end of the current season.

It has been reported that the Welsh midfielder will earn £400,000-a-week, making him one of the top ten best paid players in the world. The move brings to an end Ramsey's 11-year spell with the Gunners having moved from Cardiff in 2008.

As his contract will have ended, Arsenal will not be entitled to a transfer fee.

Ramsey, 28, issued his own statement via Instagram.

He wrote: "I wanted to issue a personal statement for all the Arsenal fans who have been extremely loyal and supportive. You welcomed me as a teenager and have been there for me through all the highs and lows I have encountered during my time at the club.

"It is with a heavy heart that I leave after 11 incredible years in north London. Thank you."

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