Aaron Ramsey left Arsenal in summer 2019 after the Gunners withdrew the offer of a contract renewal. The Welshman was able to sign for Juventus on a free transfer, picking up a huge wage packet in the process.
Since then his time with the Turin club has been mixed to say the least.
In his final season for Arsenal, the midfielder played 40 matches, contributing six goals and eight assists in the process. Then in his first Juventus campaign, Ramsey managed 35 appearances, although the minutes were much less given he didn’t regularly play the full match.
This season has seen 28 matches so far, which is a good return which has been interrupted by several injury lay-offs. The Turin media have being linking Ramsey with a return to the Premier League for months, although his high wages make it a difficult deal for any club to go for.
Antonio Cassano, now working as a pundit, has addressed the situation and he feels Juventus were unwise to put Ramsey on such high wages, having seen him facing injury issues with Arsenal.
Quoted by Il Bianconero, he said: “Ramsey? He was like that at Arsenal too, at Juve a boatload of money.
“Are we not only finding out now that Ramsey has injuries? The problem is that the Juventus managers gave him a lot of money, but he also had those problems at Arsenal. I agree that he is technically valid, but the problems were there before.”
The 30-year-old has a contract with Juventus lasting until June 2023, and he’s unlikely to give up a huge chunk of his wages to secure a move elsewhere.