Reports have suggested that wantaway midfielder Aaron Ramsey is requesting a year’s severance pay to terminate his Juventus contract ahead of the January transfer window.
Aaron Ramsey earns around £400,000 a week at Juventus who he joined in 2019 on a free after 11 years at Arsenal. His four-year deal with the Old Lady came with a lot of high expectations for the midfielder who mad a name at the Emirates thanks to his goalscoring exploits among other qualities.
Yet, it has been a torrid time for the Welshman who has only played 70 games with only three full matches in two-and-a-half years. Juventus are now ready to count their losses with Ramsey and are seeking an amicable way to part ways with the Welshman.
Despite his signing not working out, Ramsey is still considered a model footballer at the Allianz Stadium and will free Juventus of their obligations to him if they pay him a severance package worth £6 million.
Italian outlet La Repubblica report that Ramsey has offers from Newcastle and former club Arsenal but will only terminate his contract with the Turin club if he receives the severance pay. Juventus, however, will take a loan offer in January as well if his salary can be covered.
Juventus changes in the dugout affected Ramsey, journalist claims
Italian journalist Francesco Cosatti had a chat with Sky Sports Italy a month ago as the news of Juventus looking for ways to offload Ramsey just broke.
“There are many aspects. First of all, the many injuries and physical problems. Ramsey has never finished two consecutive games in full at Juventus. This season, he has played 112 minutes across five appearances. It is really too little,” Cosatti said to Sky Sports Italy when asked why his signing never really worked out at Juventus.
“The pandemic has also changed all the habits of the players, in terms of how they work, and from that point of view it has certainly been more complicated for him.
“Then there is the triple change of coach in three years, from Maurizio Sarri, to Pirlo, to Allegri. This last season is definitely the most difficult for him,” Cosatti added.
Ramsey, however, continues to impress with Wales on international duty. Cosatti also put the feelings of the Juventus fans and hierarchy into perspective on the issue.
“I can only answer as far as the Juventus fans are concerned: they are surprised and wonder why in Italy Ramsey is unable to produce the same high-level performances,” he said.
“In Italy there is talk of ‘Doctor Aaron’ and ‘Mister Ramsey’ to make people understand his dual experience as a footballer. Right now, they are quite disappointed with his performances for Juventus.”
“The team-mates have a high regard for Aaron.” Cosatti added. “He is a nice guy who fits right in in the locker room. He is very polite and appreciated by all the staff on a human level.”