For months we played the waiting game as to when Emre Can would sign his deal with Juventus once we knew that he wouldn’t be staying with Liverpool beyond the summer of 2018. When it comes to Juventus’ second straight January foray into the Premier League’s free agent midfielder waters, it looks like we could have a much faster resolution.
That’s a good thing.
According to Sky Sport Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio, Arsenal midfielder and soon-to-be free agent Aaron Ramsey will finalize his move to Juventus following the Italian champions’ trip to Saudi Arabia for the Supercoppa Italiana against Milan next week. The final details of the contract, according to Di Marzio, have been worked out and pretty much all that is left for Ramsey to do is to take a trip over to Italy, take his medical exams — which is important for this oft-injured player — and sign his contract that is rumored to be worth around €6.5 million per season.
Ramsey, 28, has been at Arsenal for the past decade after signing from Cardiff City in 2008. He has started eight league games this season, appearing in 18 total matches while recording a pair of goals and six assists over that span. Ramsey’s departure from Arsenal has become more and more of a formality as the season has gone on and he’s been unwilling to even negotiate a brand new contract to extend his stay at the Emirates.
We can debate where Ramsey fits into Juventus’ midfield later, but at this point every sign is pointing toward the Welshman, at some point, signing on the dotted line with Juve this month.