Aaron Ramsey told Ian Rush he chose Juventus because he wants to win trophies, according to the Liverpool legend.
Rush, who also briefly played for Juventus in 1987-88, spoke to the Italian media about Ramsey’s move. Considering the Arsenal man is set to become the highest-earning British player in history, receiving over £400,000 a week, there are some speculating he chose the club for money.
However, Rush explained the midfielder has chosen Juventus over all the other options available to him to try and win trophies. The former striker added why he believes the 28-year-old will fit in with the Serie A champions.
“He’s a fantastic player, a very reserved person, a man of the family. Juventus care a lot about how their players act off the pitch and he’s a genuine person, the right man for the Bianconeri,” Rush told Calciomercato (via Metro).
“Why Juve? I spoke to him a couple weeks ago, he’s always been convinced of this choice because he wants to win trophies and Juve has always been the first choice for this. He believes that they have more chances to win than other teams.”
That assessment is certainly not far from the truth. Since the start of the 2010s, Juventus have won seven Serie A trophies, four Coppa Italia and four Supercoppa Italiana titles, as well as reaching the final of the Champions League twice. Most likely, Ramsey will pick up a league and cup title in his first year, minimum.
There are few other clubs the Welshman could have joined where that’s the case. After 11 years, three FA Cups and two Community Shields with Arsenal, and a small possibility for one more trophy this season, you can’t begrudge Ramsey for wanting to add a few more honours while he’s still in his peak.