Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, whose contract is getting expired in the forthcoming summer will leave the Gunners after a 12-year stay at the Emirates. Both the player and the club were never able to come to a conclusion to put pen to the paper and extend the deal past this season.
According to the Italian publication La Repubblica, Inter Milan have a verbal agreement with the Welsh International to sign as a free agent this summer. It is also understood that Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich were interested in the Gunners midfielder, but Lucian Spalleti’s side looks to have won the race for the signature of the 27-year-old.
The Inter Milan manager is also looking to push for a deal in January as the Italian outfit are desperate for creativity to supply the forwards up front. Radja Naiggolan has been decent till date, but Spalleti is in search for another option to bolster his midfield department as he likes to rotate more.
It has been a mixed start for the Blues who are currently third in the League, but 16 points off the reigning Champions Juventus. After sealing a top-four spot last campaign, the Serie A club will also compete with Arsenal in the Europa League after being forced out of the Champions League group stages by Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona this term.
Nerazzuri CEO Giuseppe Morata has agreed to match Aaron Ramsey’s demands by paying him over six million euros per year to lure him to San Siro. The Italian newspaper also suggested that the Serie A club are in urgency to invest as they look to finish in a Champions League spot once again.
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Earlier this week, Arsenal played Tottenham Hotspur at their backyard. It was Ramsey’s 350th appearance for the club, but it was a game to forget as the Gunners lost the League Cup tie 2-0. Following a difficult start to his Arsenal career, he has established himself as one of the best players to have played under Arsene Wenger.
Unai Emery spoke about Aaron Ramsey’s future earlier this month, “Two months ago we spoke together, both for his moment, his present and future. I think it was a very good conversation,”
“I said to you also here in the press conference that I want his focus only on the team, on giving us his performances. His present is as I want, and his future is very important for him and his family.”
“I think in the last matches his focus [is there]. We were speaking between us [the coaches] and I look at him in every match.
“His focus is positive for us, it helps us. He needs to think about his future, for his family and for him. If he plays like [in the north London derby], it’s the best for him and the best for us.”
“This conversation is not for today, for us or for me. It’s one situation that was closed one or two months ago.
“At the moment the most important thing is he’s smiling, he has the commitment, the behaviour and the performances like yesterday – that’s the best for him and for us.”
Inter Milan had a really good transfer window last summer by recruiting the likes of Radja Nainngolan, Lautaro Martinez, Stefan De Vrij, Sime Vrsaljko, Matteo Politano, Kwadwo Asamoah, and Keita Balde. The signing of Aaron Ramsey could prove yet another brilliant addition in a short period of time.