Former England centre-back Steve Howey has claimed experienced midfielder Aaron Ramsey would be well suited to a move to West Ham.
Currently plying his trade for Serie A giants Juventus, the Welshman, who is valued at £18 million (as per Transfermarkt), has been widely reported to be available this summer having only left the Premier League 18 months ago.
However, the 49-year-old told Transfer Tavern that he can’t envisage the former Arsenal ace wanting to play outside of the capital:
“I think it would suit him, it’s London. I can’t see him coming up north, if I’m being brutally honest. I think that could be a good one.
“Jesse Lingard, would he want to go back to Manchester United? He’s gone to West Ham and absolutely turned it around, because he was disappearing and disappearing fast.”
Would Aaron Ramsey be a good signing?
The Wales star, who clinched the 2013/14 FA Cup trophy during his time with the Gunners, has fallen dramatically down the pecking order at the Allianz Stadium under club legend Andrea Pirlo.
Having completed 90 minutes just twice in the league this season, it would appear Ramsey’s time in Turin is fast approaching an end.
Whilst David Moyes’ squad is bereft of top-quality central midfielders, as highlighted by Declan Rice’s current layoff, Ramsey’s own injury woes have shown no signs of subsiding, meaning he would remain a risk.
Whether Ramsey would be willing to potentially go up against his former employers in the future remains to be seen, though it certainly appears a move from Turin would be his best chances of securing first-team football.
Moreover, Jesse Lingard’s form at the Hammers, as mentioned by Howey, may even diminish Ramsey’s chances of making it in east London.
Either way, it seems the Welshman has a big decision to make in the coming months.