Aaron Ramsey’s Wage Demands Revealed As Arsenal Struggle To Agree Terms With Star
Arsenal are struggling to agree terms with Aaron Ramsey over a new deal after refusing to meet the midfielders £220,000-a-week wage demands
The Premier League transfer window may be closed but European clubs can still buy from English teams and managers are planning for the future so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip. Today, the latest on Aaron Ramsey’s contract talks…
Arsenal are struggling to agree terms with Aaron Ramsey over a new contract after refusing to meet the midfielders £220,000-a-week wage demands, according to the Evening Standard.
Ramsey has been a key player for Arsenal in recent years and has provided 59 goals and 57 assists in 333 appearances since joining from Cardiff City 10 years ago to help the north Londoners win 3 FA Cup’s over the past five seasons.
However, Ramsey’s future at the Emirates Stadium is in serious doubt as he’s in the final year of his current contract and is yet to agree terms over an extension despite his representatives holding lengthy negotiations with the club.
The situation has alerted a number of top European clubs with the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Barcelona all linked in recent months but Arsenal have always been quietly confident of agreeing a new long-term deal with the midfielder.
Ramsey’s agent played down suggestions last week that his client is demanding ‘Ozil money’ after the German international signed a £350,000-a-week contract in January but no doubt that mega deal is influencing how much Ramsey feels he can squeeze out of the club.
The Evening Standard claim Arsenal have made it clear Ozil shouldn’t be used as a benchmark as the German star has a worldwide commercial value that means he can demand huge wages but Ramsey is still determined to become one of our top earners.
The newspaper says the 27-year-old wants to double his current £110,000-a-week deal – meaning Ramsey is demanding around £220,000-a-week – but Arsenal have so far refused to meet those expectations.
Unai Emery is under pressure to ease the wage bill – which stands at a record £200m – and we’ve seen the likes of Calum Chambers, David Ospina, Lucas Perez and Joel Campbell all leave the club in recent weeks.
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There is still a slight concern that Ramsey could leave for Europe before the window closes on the 31st August but the Evening Standard claim that Arsenal remain hopeful he will commit his future to the club by signing a new deal despite still being some way apart over an agreement.