Aaron Ramsey ‘would love’ to return to Arsenal, claims former team-mate Theo Walcott… with the Wales star eyeing a Premier League move in January to end Juventus nightmare
- Theo Walcott claims Aaron Ramsey ‘would love’ to return to the Premier League
- He left Arsenal to join Juventus on a free transfer at the end of the 2019 season
- He has struggled to make an impact at the Serie A club due to frequent injuries
- Walcott believes the 30-year-old would like to return to Arsenal to ‘tick a box’
Theo Walcott claims Aaron Ramsey ‘would love’ to return to the Premier League after struggling to find his feet in Italy.
The 30-year-old left Arsenal to join Juventus on a free transfer at the end of the 2019 season. However, he has struggled to make an impact at the Allianz Stadium due to various injuries.
Ramsey has also fallen out of favour under Italian manager Massimiliano Allegri – having made just five appearances across all competitions, including one start, this season.
Theo Walcott (R) claims Aaron Ramsey (L) ‘would love’ to return to the Premier League
Therefore, Walcott believes the 30-year-old midfielder ‘would love to go back to Arsenal’ next season to ‘tick a box’ with his former club.
Speaking to TalkSPORT, Walcott said: ‘I’ll find out, give him a call and pester him (on if he’s returning to the Premier League).
‘Do you know what, it would be lovely, it would be fantastic if he came back to the Premier League. I feel like he would want to.
‘Some part of me in my head thinks that he would love to come back to Arsenal. It does. Something about that would sort of tick a box.’
Ramsey has also fallen out of favour under Italian manager Massimiliano Allegri – having made just five appearances across all competitions, including one start, this season
Walcott believe Ramsey would like to ‘tick a box’ by returning to his former club Arsenal
Walcott also touched on the criticism Ramsey has received at Juventus. He said: ‘It’s one of those things, he’s at Juventus and he played very well for Wales last night and it’s good to see.
‘A lot of people have been on his back in Italy, which I haven’t seen a lot or enough of it to comment on that.
‘But he’s a leader. He’s a workhorse. Still playing for his country and has all these caps.’
The midfielder has excelled for Wales as of late. He scored three goals in his last four matches for his country.
He also helped Wales claim a point against Belgium to secure his country a home World Cup play-off semi-final.
He has excelled for Wales as of late – scoring three goals in his last four matches for his country
Their draw against Belgium (above) secured Wales a home World Cup play-off semi-final
Nevertheless, Juventus are eager to get rid of the player who is set to continue earning approximately €10m net (roughly £8.5m) per season until 2023 despite hardly playing.
The Premier League has been touted as his likely destination – despite the fact he. has more than a year left on his contract.
However, Ramsey could complicate their plans as he would only be prepared to leave the club for a significant severance payout, rather than walking away from his contract for nothing.