Real Madrid had an uncharacteristically quiet transfer window this past summer, but it looks like things are about to pick up as they have made Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey a transfer target.
Los Blancos exercised their buy-back clause to bring Spanish striker Alvaro Morata back to the club from Juventus for €30 million. Apart from that, it has been a quiet 2016 for the La Liga giants who are renowned for signing top quality players every transfer window.
That could be set to change very soon though. Real Madrid are planning a £25 million move for Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey, as they plan for the next two transfer windows, according to the Sun.
Although Real Madrid have been slapped with a transfer ban till January 2018, the report states that the club are confident of winning an appeal against the ban. In this regard, Los Blancos president Florentino Perez has agreed with manager Zinedine Zidane’s plans to freshen up the midfield.
Real Madrid are reportedly willing to offer 25-year-old Ramsey regular football, as well as a big salary increment.
From the looks of it, one of the primary reasons for the move is helping their star forward Gareth Bale link up with his Wales teammate. Bale and Ramsey were two of the driving forces behind the Dragons’ run to the Euro 2016 semi-final, and they could prove to be a destructive partnership at club level as well.
Los Blancos already have a power packed midfield, with two of the world’s best in German Toni Kroos and Croatian Luka Modric. Apart from this dynamic duo, they also have top midfielders like Isco and James Rodriguez, as well as promising academy products like Casemiro and Marco Asensio.
Colombian play maker James Rodriguez could soon be on his way out of the club though, opening up space for the possible arrival of Ramsey. In fact, Arsenal are one of the clubs reportedly interested in James, and this could possibly leave them open to the idea of selling Ramsey.
The Welshman is entering his ninth season at Arsenal, and it is unlikely that he is too keen on a move away. However, the looming exit of long time manager Arsene Wenger could also prove to be a big factor in the end.