Newcastle were linked with a shock move for Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey in August.
Goal claimed that the Magpies had contacted the Italian giants about signing Ramsey on loan. Of course, a deal didn’t happen.
A move for Ramsey never felt feasible, especially with Mike Ashley tightening the purse-strings over the summer. Newcastle fans didn’t buy into the rumour, and the club ended the summer with Joe Willock being the only arrival.
With huge wages of £400,000-a-week at the age of 30, there was no chance Ramsey was heading to St James’ Park in the summer.
Fans became used to those kind of rumours in 2020 when it looked like the takeover was going through, but this 2021 claim made no sense.
But now there’s been a change of ownership, should Newcastle ‘reignite’ their interest in the three-time FA Cup winner?
Aaron Ramsey could be Newcastle’s ‘Robinho’ signing
When Manchester City were taken over in 2008, their first major signing was Robinho. The Brazilian’s arrival was a real statement of intent from City, proving that they were now serious players in world football.
As we all know, Man City have since gone on to dominate English football.
But will the new Newcastle owners target a similar marquee signing when the transfer window opens in January?
Reports have stated that their approach will be measured, but that’s not to say a big-name player won’t arrive. And Ramsey could be a perfect first major addition.
The Welshman is a proven, top quality midfielder. He was fantastic at Arsenal and always delivers for his country. A leader with experience of winnings things, Ramsey could help kickstart the new era at St James’ Park.
Alan Shearer has stated that the Magpies need a creative midfielder, and Ramsey could be just that.
He turns 31 in December so wouldn’t be a long-term addition, but he could be the kind of player who shifts the profile of the club.
Robinho did that for City. Ramsey wouldn’t be as lavish a signing for Newcastle, but he could certainly have the same impact.