Aaron Ramsey ‘could complete Juventus medical and sign five-year deal in Turin this weekend’ but Arsenal want £18m should he leave in January
- Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey ‘could complete his move to Juventus this weekend’
- The Welshman would fly to Turin to do his medical and sign a five-year deal
- The Gunners are asking for £18million for the move to go through in January
- Ramsey is set to join Juventus in the summer after being told he was free to leave
Sam Mcevoy For Mailonline
Aaron Ramsey could fast track his big-money move abroad to Juventus ‘as soon as this weekend’ but Arsenal are demanding £18million if the Welshman complete the switch in January.
The 28-year-old is set to join Juventus in the summer after he was told at the back end of last year that he was free to leave the Emirates after failing to renew his contract.
However, according to Italian news outlet Gazzetta dello Sport, Juventus are eager to bring Ramsey in as soon as possible and have lined up for the midfielder to fly out to Turin to complete his medical after the West Ham game on Saturday with Arsenal’s permission.
Aaron Ramsey ‘could make Juventus move this weekend’ according to Gazzetta dello Sport
Ramsey agreed a five-year deal with Juve on Wednesday and is set to join them in the summer
The move would see Ramsey complete his move to Italy which would see him earn £140,000-a-week in a deal said to be worth £36million.
However, a move this month could be scuppered by the asking price made by the Gunners which Gazzetta dello Sport have revealed is deemed ‘too high’ by Juventus.
Unai Emery also appeared to confirm Ramsey would stay for the remainder of the campaign.
Arsenal want £18million if Ramsey was to complete his move to Italy this weekend
‘My idea and focus, I say to him every day, is with us,’ Emery said.
‘We need his performances for us and the last matches I am very happy with him.’
Ramsey has been in talks with the Italian giants since last year and is now expected to end his 10-year stay at Arsenal.
Juventus chief Fabio Paratici said earlier this year in an interview with Sky Sports Italy that Ramsey is an ‘excellent player.’
‘He’s an excellent player. For years he’s been performing at a top level,’ said Paratici. ‘His contract is expiring and we are always attentive to the potential developments. So he falls in that category.
‘Will he join us in the summer? That remains to be seen.
‘At the moment he’s an Arsenal player, certainly we aren’t the only ones following him.’