Juventus ‘working on sale of Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot to release money for Paul Pogba’s return’
Juventus ‘works to sell Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot to free up money for Paul Pogba’s return’ amid Liverpool shock for former Arsenal star
- Juventus are reportedly looking at signing Paul Pogba and Manuel Locatelli
- However, the Serie A squad needs transfer sales to fund moves for the duo
- Reports in Italy claim the club is frustrated with Aaron Ramsey’s injuries
- Adrien Rabiot is also seen as someone who could secure a significant offer
Juventus is working to sell midfield duo Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot to finance Paul Pogba’s return, according to reports in Italy.
The Serie A champions have been linked with a move from the Manchester United midfielder, whose contract expires next summer, while Sassuolo’s midfielder Manuel Locatelli remains high on their summer wish list.
But Calciomercato.com claim Juventus will need to raise money through the sale of players to bring the duo in, and Ramsey and Rabiot are reportedly seen as the ones who could achieve this most efficiently.
Juventus works to sell midfield duo Aaron Ramsey (left) and Adrien Rabiot (right), according to reports in Italy
The club is looking for money to fund a move for Manchester United’s Paul Pogba
The current midfield duo in Andrea Pirlo’s squad earn just under £ 6m (€ 7m) net per season and the club has become impatient with Ramsey’s inconsistency and injuries, given his wages in the region of £ 400,000 a week.
The 30-year-old Welshman has had to miss the last round of international competitions due to a thigh problem, the fourth fitness problem he has faced this season, and that has reportedly been enough for Juve to seek an exit for him.
The Italian outlet believes former Arsenal star Ramsey could return to the Premier League, with Crystal Palace interested, while West Ham could prove to be an attractive proposition if they qualify for Europe.
The news of Ramsey – who has started just 12 of the club’s 27 games this season – comes just days after being linked by the same outlet to a move to Liverpool that Georginio Wijnaldum appears to be losing on a free transfer. .
Juventus also reportedly looking at a move for Sassuolo’s Manuel Locatelli (center)
Rabiot, meanwhile, is seen as an important part of Pirlo’s squad, but the report adds that Juventus would be tempted by the right offer, with Manchester City and Barcelona reportedly lurking.
Ramsey joined Juventus for free – after 11 years in North London – in 2019, the same summer Rabiot also moved to Turin after leaving Paris Saint-Germain for nothing.
But despite the financial advantage, Pirlo is finding it increasingly difficult to justify Ramsey’s absence through injury and is seen as a potential summer departure.
Boss Andrea Pirlo has struggled to defend Ramsey and his injury record in recent weeks
“He has physical problems and cannot get continuity in his performance because he has to stop every two or three games,” the Juventus boss said earlier this month.
‘He’s had major problems in the past that kept him off the field for months.
‘He is precious because he knows how to make the team play well and he plays well. He only has this physical weakness that forces him to stay outside every now and then. ‘
Last month, Juventus announced a loss of £ 99 million for the first half of the season and their bleak campaign, in which they are 10 points behind leader Inter in Serie A, will bring about big changes.
The 30-year-old Wales international has been linked with a shocking move to Liverpool this week