Aaron Ramsey’s agent has spoken out emphatically on the rumours linking his client with a return to Arsenal this summer.

Aaron Ramsey Wales Baku Azerbaijan Copyright: JustPictures.ch/JustPicturesPlus
Aaron Ramsey Wales Baku Azerbaijan Copyright: JustPictures.ch/JustPicturesPlus

Former Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is away at Euro 2020 as things stand, but that hasn’t stopped the rumour mill from turning. Earlier this week, reports from Italy suggested Ramsey was hoping for a return to Arsenal this summer.

According to that report, Arsenal were interested in the signing, but only if Juventus would let the player leave for free. Juventus were looking for at least some kind of compensation, perhaps in the form of a player swap for Folarin Balogun.

But David Baldwin, Ramsey’s agent, says there’s nothing in the claims. Responding to a tweet reposting the rumours, he said: “I’m sorry but can you stop making things up, please. There is not a shred of truth in your tweet.”

When someone then pointed out that the tweet was just a repost of Calciomercato’s story, Baldwin replied: “Then just to be clear, neither his tweet [nor] the sources it came from are correct!”

Ramsey made 30 appearances for Juventus this season, scoring two goals and assisting four. But that slightly overstates his presence in the team, as he only played 1,543 minutes, the equivalent of 17 matches.

More than that, he also seemed to fall out of favour towards the end of the campaign. From March 14th until the end of May he played 110 minutes across 14 Juventus fixtures, an average of less than eight minutes per game.

Wales’ group stage success should help to put the 30-year-old back on the map a bit, but it’s seemingly not going to lead to a return to North London.