Juventus entertaining the idea of cutting Aaron Ramsey loose in January
Juventus are reportedly considering the idea of terminating Aaron Ramsey’s contract amid growing interest from Newcastle United.
According to Calciomercato, Juventus are giving serious thought to the idea of severing ties with out-of-favor playmaker Aaron Ramsey, who could soon return to the Premier League.
The 30-year-old joined the record-time Italian champions as a free agent in summer 2019 following the expiration of his contract at Arsenal.
However, he has become a bit-part player at the Allianz Stadium, racking up just 70 appearances in all competitions.
Massimiliano Allegri’s return to the helm in the summer has further hindered Ramsey’s first-team prospects in Turin.
Plagued by recurring fitness problems, the Wales international has amassed just 112 minutes of top-flight football this term.
It looks like the Bianconeri powerbrokers may finally be running out of patience with Ramsey, who remains one of the club’s highest earners.
The Welshman has done nothing to repay the club’s trust and his whopping £400,000-a-week wages, which could accelerate his premature exit.
Keen to alleviate the economic damage caused by the coronavirus crisis, Juventus are looking to offload several underperforming high-earners, including Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot.
Talks about the midfielder’s possible January exit have picked up steam over the past few weeks, with Newcastle joining long-term suitors Tottenham in the race for his signature.
Though the Saudi-led consortium’s takeover of the St James’ Park outfit has yet to pay the dividends on the pitch, the wealthy new owners are aiming to reinforce the squad in the January transfer window.
Heading into November’s international break, the Magpies are the only side in the Premier League yet to taste victory after 11 league matches this season.
Rooted to the foot of the standings alongside ‘yo-yo’ boys Norwich City, Newcastle face a season-long fight against the drop.
That means the winter transfer window could prove crucial to the Tynesiders’ hopes of avoiding relegation.