Aaron Ramsey: Juventus leading race to sign Arsenal and Wales midfielder

Arsenal transfer fixer Raul Sanllehi and Aaron Ramsey

Arsenal transfer fixer Raul Sanllehi and Aaron Ramsey

Reports suggest that Aaron Ramsey is set for a medical this weekend ahead of his summer transfer to Juventus (via The Guardian).

However, despite his influence on the Gunners, talks over a new contract were unexpectedly halted earlier this season, when the North London club rescinded their offer of a new deal and informed him that he was free to leave.

He has now reportedly agreed a deal with Juventus, and the pre-contract will be signed in the coming days when his agent flies to Italy to meet the Juventus board. Ramsey will be the club's second highest paid player after Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo (€ 31 million per year).

The Wales global is Arsenal's longest-serving playing, having moved to the Emirates from Cardiff City as a teenager back in 2008.

Having joined from his hometown club Cardiff City for £4.8m in 2008, Ramsey has scored 62 goals in 354 appearances for Arsenal and won the FA Cup in 2014, 2015 and 2017.

But it became clear that Ramsey's desire to play as a number eight, running on to the ball from an advanced central midfield position, clashed with Emery's vision.

Arsenal boss Emery praised the midfielder's attitude on Thursday, saying: "Every day he's here with us, he's working very well".

"I want his behaviour and his focus to be on West Ham on Saturday".

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