Aaron Ramsey was once one of Arsenal’s most promising talents, but the Welshman left the Emirates for Juventus in 2019 on a free transfer.
His time playing for the Old Lady in Serie A has been mixed, not reaching the heights he would’ve hoped when he signed his £400,000 a week contract.
Having only scored five goals, and struggled with injury, the move has not quite worked out how either party would have wanted.
Ramsey has fallen out of favour with Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri and is reportedly pondering a winter move.
A number of reports have linked the Welshman with a return to the Premier League, something Welsh boss Rob Page spoke out in favour of recently.
He said: “I can’t speak for Juventus’ manager but what I know is I’ve got a great player available to work with in Aaron.
“It’s a crying shame that he’s not playing week in week out for his club.
“I’d love to see him in the Premier League again.”
With a potential move on the horizon, Mirror Football takes a look at four clubs who should try to sign Aaron Ramsey in the January transfer window.
Sensational and controversial Saudi takeover of the Toon aside, Newcastle United were desperately in need of a midfielder of Ramsey’s talents.
Instead of relying on long, looping balls to try and get their strikers involved, the Magpies could use the Welshman’s talented passing to link up the side and get the ball towards the likes of Allan Saint-Maximin.
This combined with his natural goalscoring could only help a club now determined to be on the up.
With Newcastle flush with more cash than all their rivals combined, Ramsey’s steep wages should not pose too much of a problem either.
Everton are flying under new boss Rafa Benitez, only two points off the top of the league.
Alongside that, his favoured double-pivot of Abdoulaye Doucoure and Allan are in some of the best form they’ve ever been in.
But good can always be better, and Ramsey would bring a technical ability that would only elevate Benitez’s side.
Added to that, the real test for the Toffees will be whether they can sustain this early form deeper into the season.
To do that, they will need the depth in the engine room of their team, this would allow Ramsey to play regularly and remain uninjured.
January could well prove vital for Everton’s hopes of turning a good start into an outstanding season.
The Claret and Blues spent well over the summer, bolstering their ranks with the likes of Danny Ings, Leon Bailey and Emi Buendía.
In a new 3-5-2 system under boss Dean Smith they have impressed this season including a well-deserved 1-0 win over Manchester United.
For all that’s going well at Villa Park, the squad lacks in experienced internationals and players who have played at the highest levels of football.
At 30, Ramsey would bring a cool head and plenty of experience to the team that would only benefit some of Villa’s talented youngsters like Jacob Ramsey, and indeed his younger brother, another Aaron Ramsey.
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Whilst the Gunners’ youngsters have led the way, they will not be able to go the length of the season without back up.
And as much of the current experienced crop of players at Arsenal seem incapable of helping, or are plotting a way out, Ramsey might offer some much need support to them.
Alongside the likes of Thomas Partey, Emile Smith Rowe and Martin Odegaard there could be a place where Ramsey can thrive, uninhibited by longstanding injuries, back where it all began for him at the top level.