January transfer window is approaching hard, and clubs around England and the rest of Europe are contemplating various deal for fresh additions to their respective squads. Not that they are idle at other times around the year, but it’s a specially busy time for media outlets as they try and work out which player might leave his club and where he could go, often inventing things in the process.
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According to Corriere dello Sport, Arsenal are set to do a swap deal with AS Roma this January, one that would see Aaron Ramsey move to the Italian capital and Patrik Schick go the other way.
The contract stand-off between Ramsey and Arsenal is a story that has been told and retold many times, and by now anyone who even remotely follows the football happenings in England will be aware of the current situation. An offer was on the table, and it had been discussed, and according to Ramsey himself it came close to materializing into a signed contract before the club suddenly put a stopper in the whole thing and declared no new offer would be forthcoming, with his current contract set to run out next summer. Let’s just leave it at that.
It seems the story about Aaron Ramsey and his contract situation is coming to an end.
According to Sky Sports, Arsenal have informed Ramsey in person that he won’t be offered a new deal, as well as the reason behind such a decision. This, of course, means the midfielder will leave the Emirates at the end of the season as a free agent.
Ramsey recently revealed a deal had been on the cards, and he had truly believed he would sign it and stay, but the club suddenly changed their mind and withdrew the offer. The Welshman had been kept in the dark as to why they had made that move.
According to reports in Italy, Arsenal have submitted an £8million bid for Ajax’s Nicolas Tagliafico.
Tagliafico is a left-back who started his career in his homeland of Argentina, where he first spent five years as a Banfield player, although he was on a season-long loan in Spain with Real Murcia for the 2012/13 season. In 2015, he moved to Independiente, and he joined Ajax in January this year for a fee of £4million. He played 15 games for the Dutch team last season and scored a solitary goal.
According to David Maddock of the Mirror, Arsenal are thinking about swooping in for Liverpool’s Aberto Moreno.
Moreno arrived to Anfield in 2014 from Sevilla, where he had worked with the current Arsenal manager Unai Emery. He was a part of Brendan Rodgers’ ultimately failed attempt at rebuilding the squad at Liverpool following the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona. By the end of his first season there and subsequently Rodgers’ tenure four months later, Moreno had lost his place in the starting XI.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery is set to attempt to sign Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey as a replacement for the departing Aaron Ramsey, according to the Express.
As a product of their academy, Partey has been an Atleti player his whole career so far, though he has had loan spells with Mallorca and Almeria. He has made a total of 67 appearances and scored seven goals in all competitions for the Europa League holders, and he certainly played his part in their quest for the trophy which eluded Arsenal due to Atletico beating them in the semifinal. The 25-year-old has been capped 17 times for Ghana, and he found the net in his national team’s shirt six times.
With the situation between Arsenal and Aaron Ramsey becoming clearer by the day, reports about interest from other clubs are bound to come thick in the coming months. His current deal expires next summer and it is reasonable to assume that, having withdrawn all offers of a new deal, Arsenal would look to sell the player in January to avoid missing out on a transfer fee altogether.
Various recent reports have linked the Welshman with Liverpool, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan, but the latest one from Evening Standard claims the two clubs from the northwest of England are set to do battle for Ramsey’s signature in January, looking to make a cut-price deal.
A number of media outlets report that Miguel Almiron from Atlanta United is Arsenal-bound in January. Apparantly, manager Darren Eales spoke to FOX Deportes USA and revealed that Almiron’s future has already been decided. He would move to England in the ‘European winter market’.
The reports mention the figure of £11million, which is definitely a reasonable price for a decent player.
Almiron is an attacking midfielder, most comfortable when playing through the middle but he is quite capable of performing well on either flank if called upon. He started his career with Cerro Porteno in his homeland of Paraguay. After three seasons, he moved to Argentina to play for Lanus, and he arrived to Atlanta in December 2016, and has so far made 57 appearances and scored 18 goals in all competition for the MLS club.
As you’re probably aware by now, Arsenal have pulled out of the negotiations over a new contract for Aaron Ramsey. His current deal expires next summer, and it seems this is the end of the road for the Welshman who has already spent a decade at the Emirates.
In that time, his contribution, spread over 337 appearances and 58 goals, has not been unimportant. The last three trophies Arsenal lifted were FA Cups, and Ramsey scored in two out of the three finals. As Unai Emery took up the spot held for so long by Arsene Wenger, there were numerous reports of the Spanish coach planning to make Ramsey the central figure in his team.
Aaron Ramsey seems set to leave Arsenal after he completes his 11th season with the club. His current deal expires next summer and the negotiations about a new one have reportedly broken down, though it remains unclear over what. Some believe it’s because he wants recognition of his importance to the team in the form of a lucrative weekly paycheck, such as Mesut Ozil managed to secure for example. Others feel there might be something else behind it, but that’s not really important at the moment.