Sevilla have emerged as a potential destination for Arsenal and Newcastle United target Aaron Ramsey in January.
According to Calciomercato, Juventus star Aaron Ramsey could be set for a move away from Allianz Stadium in January. The player has no future in Turin after a couple of disappointing seasons. And it appears a return to the Premier League could be on the cards, with Arsenal and Newcastle United listed as potential destinations.
However, Sevilla, too, are involved in the equation and may compete with both the English clubs in the race to sign the Juventus midfielder in the upcoming January transfer window.
Sevilla’s interest in Ramsey is not surprising at all, as Julen Lopetegui and Monchi are desperate to find replacements for the injury-plagued creative duo of Erik Lamela and Suso. They have been linked with a move for Steven Bergwijn, but Tottenham have no intention to sell their winger.
It has forced the Spanish giants to look for alternatives in the market, with Ramsey emerging as an ideal candidate. Sevilla believe the Welshman’s experience and versatility could be useful for Lopetegui as his side challenges Real Madrid for the La Liga title. However, Los Nervionenses are set to face stiff competition from Newcastle United, among other English clubs.
After being taken over by the Saudi-backed consortium, the Magpies are ready to spend the big bucks in the market to attract star players. However, their current position in the league table makes them an undesirable option for many players across Europe, so it remains to be seen whether the Welshman will be all too keen on joining the NUFC camp in January, only to be involved in a relegation scrap.
One would argue that the Juventus midfielder may welcome a return to his former club, Arsenal. During his decade long spell at the club, Ramsey featured in almost 400 competitive matches for the Gunners, helping them win as many as three FA Cup titles.
With Emile Smith Rowe, Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli, Arsenal have no immediate need of someone like Ramsey. But the 31-year-old’s vast experience, combined with his ability to play anywhere across the final third, could make him a handy asset to have for coach Mikel Arteta, especially with Thomas Partey set to depart for the Africa Cup of Nations next month.
The two were teammates at Emirates for five long years before Arteta chose to hang up his boots in 2016. It will be interesting to see if they reunite once again, but under very different circumstances in north London this January.