Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has agreed a five-year deal with Juventus worth £36 million and will join the Italian champions on a free transfer at the end of the season, according to The Guardian. The Wales international has been discussing a move for weeks and will leave North London club after a 10-year spell.
Sky in Italy report that the deal is expected to be finalised after Juventus' Italian Super Cup game against arch-rivals AC Milan, which takes place next Wednesday. He had attracted the attention of a host of Europe's biggest clubs, including Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain, to name a few.
Ramsey joined Arsenal from Cardiff in 2008 and has scored 52 goals in his 252 Premier League games. It has been reported that the 28-year-old will be paid around £140,000 a week (£7.2 million a season), making him Juventus's second-highest earner behind Cristiano Ronaldo. He has played 252 top-flight games for the club, scoring 52 goals and winning three FA Cups. Ramsey scored the winning goal in the 2014 and 2017 finals.
Ramsey has had persistent injury problems but Juventus are delighted to have secured him on a free transfer, while Arsenal will regret seeing a player in the prime of his career leave under these circumstances.