One of my colleagues earlier reported that Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has signed a pre-contract agreement to join Juventus for a reported staggering £400,000 per-week. If the reports are truthful, then the Italian giants are welcome to have at that wage packet.
Another mess from the Arsenal hierarchy
I have to say that I have mixed feelings about Aaron Ramsey leaving Arsenal this summer. The fact that he is leaving the north London side for no fee is a really poor piece of business from the club.
Arsenal must have known that the midfielder was going to ask for a massive pay packet for a long time. However, they let the negotiations drag out and they have lost a valuable asset for absolutely nothing. It is just terrible business by any clubs standards, never mind a club the size of Arsenal.
I suppose we should be grateful that the Gunners hierarchy has not handed him a foolishly big contract. It seems that the Welshman’s representatives thought they could use the massive contract handed to Mesut Ozil last season as leverage to get the midfielder a similar deal. Arsenal simply could not afford to have another player in the squad on such a big money contract.
Far too inconsistent
As a player, Ramsey blows hot and cold, so I am not sure how much he will be missed on the pitch. He does have the ability to win games, but too often, he flatters to deceive for the Gunners. It is a shame because of the talent he has shown in flashes in an Arsenal and Wales shirt.
Even at 28, he has still not managed to find any sort of consistency in his game. He is a player that may need replacing in the summer. However, as he has not been a regular starter for Arsenal since the arrival of boss Unai Emery.
Numbers could be wrong
While some sections of the media are reporting that Ramsey’s wages will be £400,000 per-week, it seems like a crazy amount of money. I have a feeling that the media may well have exaggerated the amount of money involved in his deal.
If Ramsey has signed a deal of around £400,000, then the club were right to allow Ramsey leave. However, if he has signed a deal worth much less than maybe, the Gunners have may have made a mistake by allowing the midfielder to leave.
Are Arsenal right to not meet Aaron Ramsey’s contract demands?