According to the Independent, German giants Bayern Munich are confident of signing Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey on a free transfer next summer. The midfielder’s contract saga has run for a long time now. The will he won’t he sign a new deal with the north London club has now stopped, as it is clear he won’t sign a new deal with the Gunners.
Reportedly wanted too much money
According to media reports, Arsenal baulked at Ramsey’s contract demands. With his contract running down and the time ticking until he was a free agent, he and his representatives thought they could take advantage of the situation.
Encouraged by the fact that the Gunners had handed German playmaker Mesut Ozil a massive contract renewal worth a reported £350,000 per-week, they thought they could up Ramsey pay packet.
However, negotiation’s must have reached a point where neither can side was willing to budge, so it became clear that Ramsey was heading for the Arsenal exit door.
A wanted man
No doubt Ramsey will be able to find a club willing to hand him a giant pay packet. The fact that he will be a free agent will attract teams further to signing Ramsey next summer.
From the Independent story, it seems that Bayern believes they have sealed a deal. The fact that Ramsey is odds of just 2/1 to join any German club suggests there could be something in the story.
Liverpool and Chelsea have both previously been mooted as possible summer destinations for the Welsh international. It would be a big surprise if Ramsey did not have a queue of clubs waiting to sign him, mainly due to his contract status and also his age.
No irreplaceable by any means
Aaron Ramsey has spent the last ten years in north London flattering to deceive. The midfielder would go on decent runs of form before sustaining an injury or his form just dipped. As a player, I am not sure Arsenal will miss the Welshman that much. At the minute, it is difficult to see where he fits into the current Arsenal set-up anyway.
However, there is a major obvious negative to Ramsey leaving on a free next summer, in the fact that the Gunners will not receive a fee for a valuable asset. Unfortunately, Arsenal have been in this situation with contracts far too often in recent years and once again the club will lose out financially due to poor planning.
Will Aaron Ramsey join Bayern Munich next summer?