Arsenal midfielder to join European giants for £36m

Aaron Ramsey has agreed to join Juventus on a free transfer at the end of the season and will become the club’s highest paid player behind Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Wales international is out of contract in six months and had been keen to stay at Emirates, only for the club to withdraw the offer to the 28-year-old.

Juventus’ transfer policy over the last years has centred on shrewd free signings such as Andrea Pirlo, Dani Alves and Paul Pogba. The Turing giants faced competition from Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid for the midfielder’s signature, but the Guardian reports that Juventus have won the race.

Aaron Ramsey is prepared to become the second highest paid player at the club behind Cristiano Ronaldo, putting him ahead of Paulo Dybala and Douglas Costa. The Serie A champions plan to play Aaron Ramsey in a three-man midfield alongside Miralem Pjanic and Blaise Matuidi.

Sami Khedira, another free signing, is believed to leave the club as Juventus free up space on the wage bill.

Unai Emery was instrumental in Arsenal’s decision to withdraw their offer to the Welshman as he felt the midfielder didn’t fit into his plans.