Juventus are apparently willing to pay Arsenal €10m for Aaron Ramsey this month but the Gunners want €20m and his agent will pocket €9m if he moves for free.
It would, at this point, seem a no-brainer to take whatever Juventus are offering for Ramsey.
Yes, we all know he’s worth more than €10m but the choice here is sell him for that and get him off the books, allowing us to free up some cash for a player the manager will actually utilise or let him sit on the subs bench for another few months and let his agent – who dicked around with Arsenal’s offer in the first place – to pocket it instead.
As expected (we reported it was happening on Thursday), Ramsey is believed to have passed part of his medical on Sunday. A five-year deal is agreed and he will earn €6.5m a year with another €1.5m in bonuses.
A few days ago it was reported that Unai Emery wants both Ramsey and Denis Suarez in his squad until the end of the season but, at this point, we don’t get that luxury.
Arsenal have dropped the ball so badly in recent years when it comes to wages and transfers that it seems insane they would just waste another €10m when they are so broke they’re begging other clubs for players on loan.