Aaron Ramsey and Juventus have reached an agreement for the 30-year-old to seek a new club in January without terminating his contract according to reports.
Ramsey has found life tough in Turin due to injuries and adaptation problems since joining on a free transfer from Arsenal for a reported £400,000-a-week contract.
The Wales midfielder has only started 25 league games of the 49 appearances he has amassed for Juventus in his two years at the club and has played a total of 70 games, scoring only six goals for the Bianconeri.
There were rumours In the media about Juventus planning to terminate the 30-year-old’s contract but a meeting between Ramsey’s agent and the club’s management have proved them to be false, according to Italian journalist Giovanni Albanese.
Juventus is keen to offload the former Gunners man for the right price or on loan provided the loaning club can cover his salary demands.
Juventus unlucky with Ramsey, says Nedved
Juventus vice president Pavel Nedved has admitted that the club and Ramsey are a bad fit for each other in an honest assessment of the midfielder’s situation to Italian media outlet Infinity+.
Ramsey has not lost his touch however, as he continues to deliver for the Welsh national team whenever he’s called up. He remains a key member of Ryan Giggs’ squad and one of the first names on the Welsh team sheet.
In October, the 30-year-old hinted at this fact. In an interview with local media during an international break, Ramsey claimed that Juventus don’t know how to use him.
He said: “The training philosophy and methods are different in my club from here [Wales].
“There are a lot of people here who have a number of years of managing me. So they know how to get the best out of me and allow me to play a lot of games in a row, like I showed in the Euros.
“I’m capable of doing that and producing good performances. I’m feeling good, ready to go.”
Nedved admitted that this is the case following the latest meeting which decided Ramsey’s fate with Juventus.
“‘Ramsey is an unlucky lad,” Nedved said. “In the national team he scores goals and puts up good performances, but he fails to do so with us.
“He is unlucky with us, we are unlucky with him, because we are unable to make him play.”
Everton in pole position to sign Ramsey in January
Reports claim that both Newcastle United and Everton are front runners for Aaron Ramsey, but that Everton already have a seat at the midfielder’s negotiation table.
Calciomercato reports that the Toffees hijacked the seat from the Magpies who were leading the race for Ramsey’s signature, and have begun talks with the 30-year-old’s agent ahead of a January move.
And Daily Star reports that Everton boss, Rafa Benitez, whose job is on the line following a slow start to the season, is the one pushing for the deal to happen.
The Welshman is currently out due to another injury. However, it makes no difference as he’s at the bottom of the pecking order in Juventus – which is not a great look for the midfielder considering the poor showings of Juventus’ other midfielders this season.