TOTTENHAM have been offered the shock chance to bring Aaron Ramsey back to the Premier League.
The former Arsenal midfielder is at Juventus but the Italian giants are facing tough financial decisions due to coronavirus.
And it means Spurs are in a bizarre position to sign a player who was a major star for their most hated rivals before moving to Italy just a year ago.
The £400,000-a-week Welshman may have to be offloaded to help the Serie A champions reduce costs in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The wages could prove a stumbling block but interested teams could hope to negotiate a lower transfer fee in order to get a deal done.
Ramsey was left out of Maurizio Sarri’s Juventus squad for the Coppa Italia semi-final victory over AC Milan on Friday night.
And Tottenham is just one of several leading English clubs to be placed on alert to Ramsey’s surprise availability.
Even though the Premier League has also seen cashflow hit for six by the pandemic, it is still seen as the richest in the world and the only one in the world which could afford a move for Ramsey.
The transfer window is not even open yet and Tottenham have had to take out a £175 million loan to offset the impact of coronavirus.
Club chairman Daniel Levy also had to make an embarrassing U-turn when he opted to place many of Tottenham’s non-playing staff on the Government’s furlough scheme at the height of lockdown.
Ramsey’s hefty £20 million a year salary would be a major obstacle to them but that has not stopped the player being touted around.
Manchester City and Manchester United would be other potential destinations for such a stellar name and Chelsea are currently leading the way in the spending stakes as football slowly begins to emerge from lockdown.
A loan deal could be the way round it with Juventus and the loaning club splitting his mega-wage.
By: Jack Figg
Title: Tottenham offered ex-Arsenal ace Aaron Ramsey and could seal loan deal for £400k-a-week Juventus midfielder
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/11857682/aaron-ramsey-tottenham-arsenal-loan-juventus/
Published Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2020 07:25:24 +0000