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 His current deal expires next summer and it is reasonable to assume that, having withdrawn all offers of a new deal, Arsenal would look to sell the player in January to avoid missing out on a transfer fee altogether.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.
Manchester United would likely need to sort out the position of their manager first. Given their underwhelming start to the season, Jose Mourinho has come under some heavy pressure, and many believe he would have been sacked after last weekend had it not been for their remarkable comeback against Newcastle. The future of Paul Pogba, their main star, is also under a question-mark these days with a number of media outlets constantly linking him with a departure from Old Trafford. Should the Frenchman leave, Ramsey just might find a place in their squad.
Meanwhile, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp tried to revamp the midfield section of his team in the summer by going in for Nabil Fekir and Fabinho, to complement the already agreed arrival of Naby Keita. However, the Fekir deal with Lyon fell through due to the player reportedly failing his medical, and it’s reasonable to expect Klopp to try and compensate for it. Under current conditions, signing Ramsey would represent a relatively cheap option for the former Dortmund boss.
However, Ramsey certainly wouldn’t warrant a regular starting berth at either of the two clubs, and it remains to be seen whether he would accept a squad role. Still, a lucrative offer of personal terms, not beyond the means of either, might just nudge him to give it some serious consideration.