Pundit tells Man Utd to pay £20m needed to sign unwanted Serie A star

Date published: Monday 10th February 2020 2:04

Manchester United have been told they could do far worse than meet the reported £20m Juventus are seeking this summer to bring former Arsenal man Aaron Ramsey back to the Premier League.

The 29-year-old made the move to Turin on a free transfer last summer following 11 seasons at Arsenal, but it’s reported that the Old Lady are preparing to make a huge profit on the Wales star this summer and are willing to sell if anyone meets their £20m asking price.

Life in Italy has been difficult for the former Cardiff midfielder, who has netted just twice in 19 games and is yet to rack up an assist all season.

Injuries have blighted his first season in Italy and he has not managed to fit into Maurizio Sarri’s style of play, with the Juve boss name-checking Ramsey when he said he wanted his midfield to provide more of a goal threat.

As such, Cascarino, writing in his column for The Times, believes it would be no surprise to see Ramsey return to the Premier League and claims United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would be making a shrewd moving to swooping to bring in the Welshman.

 

 

READ MORE: Wenger reveals intriguing inside track on Ramsey’s Arsenal exit

 

“Ramsey would be the perfect fit for United,” Cascarino wrote. “Ramsey played in Juventus’ defeat away to Verona on Saturday but it was fairly typical of his first season in Italy as he came on as a substitute and didn’t have an impact on the game.

“I can see the former Arsenal man back in the Premier League next season.

 

“Reports linking him to Manchester United make a lot of sense as he is the sort of player they need – a proven midfielder with goalscoring pedigree and plenty of Premier League experience.

“I could see him not costing too much, with Juventus possibly settling for £20million as that would get them most of their outlay back.”

Ramsey’s contract is worth around £400,000 a week and the player would surely need to take a significant drop in wages to move back to the Premier League

Juventus also have history for such deals, having profited from another free transfer after offloading Emre Can to Dortmund.

Juve picked up the midfielder for free after he left Liverpool in the summer of 2018, but after being left out of their Champions League squad this season they loaned him to Dortmund with a clause in place that will see the move made permanent in the summer for £20million.

Meanwhile, United have been linked with three players from Portugal as they look to replace some of their old guard this summer.

 

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