Ever Banega to Arsenal: The Gunners aim at bringing Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega as a replacement to Aaron Ramsey.
The talks between Aaron Ramsey and Arsenal for a new contract have broken down, according to BBC journalist David Ornstein. A new contract was initially agreed, but Arsenal withdrew their offer later, and are in no position to resume talks, according to Ornstein.
Mirror reports that Arsenal are now eyeing a replacement for Aaron Ramsey, with Ever Banega being the frontrunner.
Arsenal have been linked with Ever Banega in the summer transfer window, but no deal was eventually offered for the midfielder.
The midfielder, who currently plays for Sevilla, has been a key member for every club he’s played for. Ever Banega has been a first-team regular for Valencia, Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan and Sevilla throughout his playing career.
Mirror claims that the Argentine international would be available on a free transfer next summer, but Arsenal are eyeing a January move for the player.
Ever Banega has schooled Toni Kroos, Casemiro and Modric (world’s best player) in one night. Smh
— F. A. TAYL✪R® (@NewAkyin) September 26, 2018
Ever Banega shined for Sevilla in their mid-week fixture against Real Madrid, playing a key role in a 3-0 win.
According to the report, Arsenal don’t want to risk losing the midfielder to another European club.
Aaron Ramsey current contract at the club expires in 2019, and Ramsey is free to contact other clubs over a potential move from January 1 next year.
According to reports, Arsenal’s new head of football Raul Sanllehi wants to make Ever Banega his first signing, with the midfielder reported to have an £18m release clause.
— Bolarinwa Olajide (@iambolar) September 20, 2018
BBC reports that Aaron Ramsey is free to sign a pre-contract agreement with other clubs from January next year. Reports from Calciomercato suggest that Juventus are interested in the player, but are hesitant to sign Ramsey on a fee in January. Instead, they’ll wait till next summer to snap the 27-year-old for free.