Italian transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has issued an update over Everton and their reported pursuit of former Arsenal prodigy Aarom Ramsey.
The experienced Wales international faces an uncertain future at Juventus with his contract due to expire in the summer.
The Old Lady of Italian football spared no expense when the signed Ramsey on a free transfer from the Gunners.
Ramsey reportedly signed a £400,000-a-week contract at Juventus [via BBC] when he agreed to leave Arsenal in 2019, rendering his wages as an expensive route if Everton do indeed wish to sign him.
However, amid speculation linking Ramsey with the likes of Everton, Newcastle and Crystal Palace, Italian transfer guru Romano has now shared an update on Ramsey’s future.
“There were no approaches from Newcastle’s new board for Aaron Ramsey or Mauro Icardi as things stand now,” Romano wrote via his personal Twitter profile.
“Icardi is not planning to leave Paris Saint-Germain in the next few months. Ramsey will decide his future in December/January.”
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Everton already boast a wealth of experienced midfield options, such as Abdoulaye Doucoure (28 years old) and Allan (30 years old).
In that view, it is hard to see where Ramsey would integrate seamlessly into Rafa Benitez’ Everton side, especially given his preference for a two-man pivot consisting of the aforementioned duo.
When Ramsey’s wages are factored in, signing the dynamo for even a fraction of his 400k/wk demands will represent a significant outlay on the Toffees’ wage bill that could be better-invested elsewhere.
Given Ramsey’s age in addition to his wages, Everton are unlikely to see a return on their investment and it is hard to see Ramsey being anything other than a short-term freebie to add depth to the squad.
On paper, certainly, a move makes little sense at this time – despite Ramsey reaching 18 international goals last week after his strike away on international duty in the Czech Republic.