Arsenal Confident Of Agreeing Deal With 27-y/o Star Despite Man Utd & Chelsea Interest
Arsenal are increasingly confident of agreeing terms with Aaron Ramsey over a new contract despite interest from the likes of Chelsea and Manchester Unite
Arsenal are increasingly confident of agreeing terms with Aaron Ramsey over a new contract despite interest from the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United, according to the Mirror.
Unai Emery is desperate to keep hold of the 27-year-old as he’s been a key player for Arsenal in recent years having provided 59 goals and 57 assists in 332 appearances since arriving from Cardiff City 10 years ago and he scored some vital goals to help the Gunners win 3 FA Cup’s in the last five seasons.
However, Ramsey’s long-term future at the Emirates has been the subject of much speculation in recent months as he’s in the final year of his contract and is yet to come to an agreement over an extension despite his agents holding extensive talks with the north Londoners.
The situation has alerted a number of clubs with the Mirror claiming that Manchester United, Chelsea, Lazio and Barcelona have all expressed their interest in signing Ramsey as well as clubs from the Chinese Super League.
United and Chelsea will be keeping a close eye on how talks progress over the coming months as they could secure a cut-price deal in January if an agreement isn’t found or even wait to sign Ramsey for nothing when his contract expires next summer.
The Mirror says the Welsh international could easily command at least £250,000-a-week if he becomes a free agent and Arsenal are under pressure to offer the midfielder a bumper contract after handing Mesut Ozil a deal worth around £350,000-a-week earlier this year.
The sizable interest being shown in his signature has strengthened Ramsey’s bargaining position but the newspaper says Arsenal chiefs are increasingly confident an agreement will be found to keep the player at the Emirates beyond next summer.
One issue for the Gunners is streamlining their wage bill as they have a number of high-earners on the books who aren’t part of Emery’s plans and we should see the likes of David Ospina, Joel Campbell and even Mohamed Elneny heading to Europe before the end of the summer.