Aaron Ramsey to Rangers latest as Welsh international on verge of completing loan move from Juventus as Arsenal legend casts view
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Transfer deadline day often throws up the unexpected and that is the case in Scotland today following the news that Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey could complete a loan move to Rangers.
GlasgowWorld understands the Scottish champions are leading the race to sign the 31-year-old Welsh international after opening ‘formal talks’ with the player this morning.
Ramsey has been told he is free to leave the Italian giants after falling own the pecking order in Turin having featured just five times for Max Allegri’s side this season.
The Light Blues are closing in on his signature with the former Arsenal man expected to pen an initial six-month loan until the end of the season, with the option to make the deal permanent in the summer.
Ramsey, who has been attracting interest from several Premier League clubs, touched down at Glasgow airport via private jet with his agent earlier today and is set to undergo a medical this afternoon.
The potential stumbling block could be his staggering salary, with Ramsey rumoured to be on £400k per week in Italy.
However, it is believed Juventus are willing pay a large portion of his wages to help facilitate a deal.
Arsenal legend Paul Merson reckons Ramsey opting to move to Scotland is a massive short in the arm for Scottish football and insists he is surprised there isn’t more English giants targeting the player.
“It just shows you how much those two teams have come on and how big they are that Aaron Ramsey at Juventus would go to Glasgow Rangers.
“(His time in Italy has been) disappointing. He got behind the eight ball early doors, got an injury. I just think when you get a move, you need to start well at a big, big club like that and it didn’t work out for him.
“He hasn’t had the opportunities he’d have wanted, but I’m very shocked there aren’t a lot of Premier League clubs in for him.
“He’s a player who scores goals from midfield. A good player. I’m pretty shocked that there’s not more clubs in for Ramsey. I don’t know a team who wouldn’t (benefit from signing him) if I’m being honest.”