Juventus are negotiating a deal to terminate the contract of frozen-out midfielder Aaron Ramsey in January, claims a report.
Ramsey’s time in Italy has been nothing short of a disaster. The former Arsenal man signed a pre-contract agreement with Juve in February 2019 and arrived in July of the same year. But a string of injuries and some bad form has seen the Wales star make just 70 appearances for the Serie A side.
Ramsey has not appeared in Serie A for Juve since September and his game time this season stands at just 112 minutes. And now the 30-year-old has lost the faith of boss Max Allegri.
Calciomercato.com reports that Allegri has lost faith in the 30-year-old and has now cast him aside. The idea of playing him in a quarter0back role in front of the defence – like in the first game against Udinese – has been ditched.
The report claims it is “unlikely that things will change in the next few weeks, there is no future for him in Juventus”.
Therefore Juventus are working on a plan to offload Ramsey. A sale would be the perfect scenario, but they know that will be tough.
So Juve officials are believed to be talking over a termination in which Ramsey would be due a pay-off.
Ramsey has a hugely lucrative deal until June 2023, with a salary of around €10m a season. That means his contract is worth in excess of €20m.
Newcastle interest in Ramsey
It’s understandable then that Ramsey is asking for “rich severance pay” to depart early.
The latest news may well interest the powers that be at Newcastle.
New director Amanda Staveley is understood to be driving football matters at present after the takeover from the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund (PIF). She has just managed to appoint Eddie Howe in the box seat at St James’ Park. And now a new sporting director and transfers will be on the club’s radar.
And Newcastle are reportedly interested in Ramsey, per TuttoSport (via The Mirror).
The report predictably stated that Newcastle would not be scared to foot the bill to sign Ramsey. They are now of course the richest club in the world after the 80% stake bought by PIF.
And if Ramsey was available on a free then it would obviously be more appealing to the Tyneside club.