Newcastle are to enter the race alongside Everton and Crystal Palace for the signing of Aaron Ramsey. According to Calciomercato, Juventus are ready to offload him in January.

The Magpies are likely to have a huge kitty to spend during the window. Last week, they were taken over and the new hierarchy are keen to put some ambitious wheels in motion.

Juve are keen to get Ramsey’s wages off the books. He earns around £187,000-a-week in Turin, according to Salary Sport. Some other publications have claimed he pockets closer to £400,000-a-week.

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It has to be said that regardless of which amount it is, Juventus are wasting money. Ramsey is way down the pecking order under Massimiliano Allegri, featuring for 98 minutes in Serie A this season.

In truth, the whole move to Italy has been a disappointment. Okay, he’s won silverware but he’s managed just 69 appearances for the club.

Ramsey did enjoy a sound Euro 2020 though and that indicated that he still has plenty to offer moving forwards.

 

The 30-year-old has vast experience of playing in the Premier League from his time with Arsenal. He made 371 appearances for the Gunners, scoring 65 goals and claiming 65 assists.

Ramsey would be sensible Newcastle signing

Although supporters will want to see bigger names targeted on the back of the club’s new wealth, they might have to wait a little longer for those to arrive.

In the short-term, whoever looks set to replace Steve Bruce will need to take a savvy approach into the transfer market. Ramsey would fit that billing and he could be ideal.

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He has showcased throughout his career the ability to play in a number of midfield roles and is capable of scoring goals and creating them.

Newcastle are crying out for an experienced older head to lead a group of young players and Ramsey could be just the man.

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