Aaron Ramsey rejected the chance to leave Juventus for West Ham in the summer according to a report from Calcio Mercato.
The 30-year-old was on the radar of Hammers boss David Moyes throughout the summer.
In fact, the East London outfit tabled a concrete bid for the 67-caped Wales international according to a report from ilBiancoNero.
West Ham ended up signing Alex Kral to help bolster their central midfield ranks instead.
There could have been a scenario whereby the Hammers missed out on the 23-year-old Czech midfielder, however.
Aaron Ramsey rejected West Ham
That’s according to Calcio Mercato.
Perhaps the Hammers dodged a bullet though.
With 67 international caps for Wales to his name, Ramsey clearly has something about him.
But he’s far too injury prone for Moyes’s hard-working setup and system. Since the start of the 2018/19 season, the 30-year-old has missed 271 days of action (Transfermarkt).
He has hardly set the world alight since joining Juventus two years ago. And there is the other matter of his astronomical £220k-a-week wages (Calcio Mercato).
Ramsey will be 31 in December. At that age, it would have been incredibly hard for him to return to the Premier League and hit the ground running.
We are very happy that David Moyes brought Kral to the London Stadium rather than the former Arsenal man in the summer.
Check out this compilation of the 23-year-old:
Ramsey rejecting the Hammers may well be a blessing in disguise. He could have been a very poor addition on huge wages. Thankfully though, it seems as though Moyes is sticking true to his promise of only signing young and hungry players.