talkSPORT pundit Simon Jordan has suggested that Aaron Ramsey ‘sounds like a West Ham acquisition’ (August 11th, 12pm).
The 29-year-old left Arsenal for Juventus on a free transfer last summer. But he has struggled to impress with the Turin giants, racking up just four goals and one assist in 35 games (Transfermarkt).
Ramsey now has no future at Juventus under new manager Andrea Pirlo, according to the Mirror.
Potential Premier League return?
And the 58-capped Wales international is the kind of player who West Ham could make a move for.
That’s according to talkSPORT pundit and former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan.
The 52-year-old multi millionaire told talkSPORT yesterday at 12pm:
“It depends what Aaron Ramsey you’ve got. Aaron Ramsey would grace most of the Premier League clubs…well, if it’s the Aaron Ramsey who left Arsenal. You can’t help but think a player coming back, with the level of injuries he’s had in his career…I hate to say it but he sounds like a West Ham acquisition. If you can nick him at £60-£70k-a-week because Juve are willing to let him go on loan, then that opens the door for a variety of teams in the Premier League.”
Funds are tonight in east London this summer. David Moyes has to sell before he can buy.
So on the face of it, bringing Aaron Ramsey to the London Stadium on loan would make sense for West Ham. But there is a problem – the Welshman’s huge wages.
The 29-year-old would have to take at least a 50 per cent pay cut on his current £250,000 per week deal (Football Italia) in order to make a move to the Hammers plausible in any way.
Ramsey would be a great addition for West Ham, what with his energy, stamina and genuine quality in the final third.
Let’s not kid ourselves, however. Jordan’s suggestion is a highly unlikely one. The Juve ace surely won’t be rocking up at the London Stadium anytime soon.