Arsenal want €30m-rated former Aston Villa flop to replace Ramsey

Date published: Monday 8th April 2019 1:14 - Oli Fisher

Luis Alberto e Jordan Veretout

Arsenal are interested in replacing the outgoing Aaron Ramsey with Fiorentina midfielder Jordan Veretout, a report claims.

Wales star Ramsey will bring a close to his 11-year stay at Arsenal this summer after he agreed to join Juventus on an eyebrow-raising deal.

But his departure will leave Emery with a sizeable hole to fill in his midfield, especially as the Gunners boss was reportedly ready to move on as many as nine players this summer in a huge squad overhaul.

Now, a report from French outlet Le Foot suggests that the Gunners are tracking former Aston Villa midfielder Veretout as a possible replacement for Ramsey.

A number of clubs in Italy have been linked with a €30million move for the Fiorentina star, who has scored five goals in 27 Serie A appearances, the same number as Ramsey.

The 26-year-old  – who had a failed spell in Birmingham – is apparently available for £25million this summer and would provide a versatile option for Emery in the middle of the park.


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