Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell claims that Aaron Ramsey, who was part of a Gunners side that was continually bullied by opponents, is no replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum at Liverpool.
Italian outlet Calciomercato reports that the Wales midfielder is aware of interest from the Reds, who are set to lose Wijnaldum this summer. The Dutch star is expected to make a free transfer exit, with Barcelona continually linked with the 30-year-old.
Ramsey quit north London for Juventus in 2019 after 11 years at the Emirates and earns around £400,000-a-week in Turin.
But Campbell, speaking to Football Insider, claims that Ramsey does not have the same engine as Wijnaldum.
He said: “He’s not Wijnaldum. Wijnaldum’s got a good engine and he knows how to score goals.
“I think he’s a good player but he’s not the same. He’s more of an attacking player whereas Wijnaldum’s a box-to-box player.
“Wijnaldum’s a really good, underrated player. I don’t think Ramsey’s as tough as Wijnaldum. He was part of those teams that got bullied at Arsenal, including by Liverpool.”
Wijnaldum has scored 22 goals in 226 games for the Reds, winning a Champions League and a first Premier League title in 30 years during his time at Anfield.
Winger tipped for Liverpool exit
Harry Wilson has played his last game for Liverpool and will be sold by the Reds this summer, according to one pundit.
The 24-year-old is currently on a season-long loan deal with Cardiff in the Championship. After a slow start, he seems to have his feet in his native Wales. However, his chances of carving out a career at Anfield appear bleak.
Indeed, this is Wilson’s fifth loan stint away from Merseyside. He spent successful spells with Bournemouth and Derby prior to this season.
Wilson reminded Liverpool of his talents with a fine strike for Wales against Belgium on Wednesday night.
However, having only made one senior appearance for Liverpool, pundit Kevin Phillips suggests he won’t get another.
Indeed, Phillips says Wilson – who has four goals and 10 assists for the Bluesbirds – could join them permanently.
“I don’t think Wilson has a future at Liverpool,” he told Football Insider. “I cannot see him playing for them again if I am being honest.
“It was a magnificent finish last night and what about the move as well, amazing.
“Cardiff have every opportunity of coming up to the Premier League the way they are going. If I am Mick, I would look to sign him permanently and have him playing week in, week out.
“His career would start to go backwards if he went back to Liverpool in the summer. He is excelling playing football week in, week out at the moment so I think he would want to leave in the summer.”
Wilson is contracted to Liverpool until summer 2023 but could be allowed to leave for just £10m in this summer’s transfer window.