Transfer insider Dean Jones thinks that Arsenal should consider signing Aaron Ramsey this summer from Juventus.
The 30-year-old midfielder, valued at £18m on Transfermarkt, hasn’t exactly lit the world alight since his move to Turin in the summer of 2019, scoring just 6 goals in 65 appearances in a spell that has been slightly hampered by a number of injuries along the way. To top that off, Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo is reportedly not a fan of his and has made plans to get him out of the club.
And speaking on the latest edition of Touchline Talk (12:21), Jones felt that the Gunners should try and bring him back to the club this summer, noting that given Juventus’ stance on him, that could make the deal easier:
“Aaron Ramsey left a couple of years ago to go to Juve because ultimately, he wanted a new challenge, he didn’t want to come too comfortable at Arsenal and he wanted to win things and he’s gone and he won Serie A with Juventus.
“But things haven’t gone well for someone like Aaron Ramsey, and there’s part of me that wonders maybe you need to bring back a player like that who’s got Arsenal in his blood, and has so much desire for that team to do well and is a top-quality player.
“I know he’s had injury problems and it’s always going to niggle away at him, and it would depend on what kind of money Juve would want for him, but they’ll be open to offers for Aaron Ramsey in the summer. So maybe you have to go down that path.”
Do you want Ramsey back?
Yes, he could do a job
No, we don't need him
TIF Thoughts on Dean Jones’ comments about Arsenal signing Aaron Ramsey
It does seem like a rather fanciful idea by Jones, bringing back someone like Ramsey, and whilst ex-Gunner Jack Wilshere has claimed there are a lack of “proper Arsenal people” at the club, something Ramsey would surely fit after his time there, there’s no guarantee that Ramsey would want to come.
If indeed he left so that he could win trophies, the state that Arsenal are in now does suggest that they aren’t going to be competing for anything anytime soon, so why would he want to come back to the club now?
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