Monday 17 June 2019

Juventus confirm signing of £400k-a-week Aaron Ramsey

Aaron Ramsey is moving to Juventus
Aaron Ramsey is moving to Juventus

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has signed a pre-contract agreement with Juventus, the Serie A club have announced.

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 £400k a week, making him one of the top ten best paid players in the world.

A statement from the club read: "Juventus Football Club announces that a contract of employment with the player Aaron James Ramsey, effective as of July 1, 2019 and expiring on June 30, 2023, has been signed."

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.

"I will continue to give the team 100 per cent and hope to finish the season strongly, before heading on to my next chapter in Turin."

Ramsey turned down the offer of a new deal at Arsenal earlier this season. Other clubs, including Barcelona, Real Madrid, Paris St Germain, Inter Milan and Bayern Munich, were linked with the player.

An Arsenal statement read: "Everyone at Arsenal Football Club wishes Aaron Ramsey a happy and successful future.

"Aaron's made a fantastic contribution to our club since joining from Cardiff City in 2008. He has always been a consummate professional and will always have a special place in the hearts and memories of Arsenal fans around the world."

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