All has been quiet on Juventus’ January transfer front as we hit the midway point of the month. There has been rumors, as there is pretty much 12 months out of the year, but nothing has become official to the point where there’s been pictures of a contract signing and an “OFFICIALLY OFFICIAL” post going up here for the first time since the summer.
That will probably be changing sooner rather than later.
According to Tuesday’s edition of Tuttosport, Arsenal midfielder and soon-to-be free agent Aaron Ramsey will put pen to paper on his contract with Juventus on Friday in London. This stays right along the line in that Ramsey — who has reportedly taken part of his medical exam over the weekend — will make his move to Juventus official in the days following Juve’s participation in Wednesday’s Supercoppa Italiana against AC Milan in Saudi Arabia.
Ramsey’s contract reportedly has an annual salary anywhere between €6 million and €7.5 million depending on which Italian or English media outlet that you’ve been reading.
Either way, the deal will make Ramsey — who has been with Arsenal for the past decade — one of Juventus’ highest paid players alongside Paulo Dybala, Miralem Pjanic, Douglas Costa and, obviously, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Signing Ramsey would be Juventus’ first business dealing of the January transfer window. In addition to stating that Ramsey will sign his contract on Friday, Tuttosport reports that Arsenal floated out the possibility of Juventus signing the 28-year-old Welshman in January for a fee of around €20 million. As you can probably expect, Juventus declined that “offer” and have obviously stuck with the original plan of adding Ramsey on a free transfer this month but with next season in mind, according to the report.