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Aaron Ramsey Signs Juventus Contract Reportedly Worth More Than £400K Per Week

Gill Clark@@gillclarkyFeatured Columnist IIFebruary 11, 2019

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03:  Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal FC at Etihad Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey confirmed on Monday that he has signed a contract with Juventus and will join the Serie A champions when his contract expires in the summer:

Aaron Ramsey @aaronramsey

https://t.co/9EawtxBl49

BBC Sport's David Ornstein first reported the terms of the agreement, noting the Wales international's deal will see him earn £400,000 a week in Turin:

David Ornstein @bbcsport_david

Aaron Ramsey today signed pre-contract agreement to join Juventus in summer. 28yo penned 4yr deal after passing 2-part medical late Jan. Wales midfielder leaves Arsenal 30 June after 11yrs. Set to become all-time highest-paid GB player (basic salary), just over £400kpw #Juve #AFC

Football correspondent Kieran Canning explained how much Ramsey will cost Juventus over the four years:

Kieran Canning @KieranCanning

If figures reported here correct, Ramsey will cost Juventus £83.2m over the course of a 4-year deal. Not the good value free transfer it seems https://t.co/PyACquXHUF

Ramsey has been at Arsenal since joining the club from Cardiff City in 2008 but has been unable to agree a new contract and will leave as a free agent.

The 28-year-old has been an important player for the Gunners. He's won the FA Cup three times, scoring in two of the finals:

Squawka Football @Squawka

Aaron Ramsey’s Arsenal career so far by numbers: 🔴 354 games 🔴 61 goals 🔴 57 assists 🔴 5 trophies 🔴 2 x Player of the Season With some spectacular goals along the way. https://t.co/GwNGzPKOuj

His loss will be felt by Arsenal, who struggled to bring in players in January. Manager Unai Emery admitted he was only able to make loan signings.

The club did manage to sign Denis Suarez from Barcelona on a temporary deal. His loan includes an option to sign him permanently in the summer, per BBC Sport.

Meanwhile, Ramsey's wages at Juventus will make him one of the highest-paid players in world football:

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Daniel Storey @danielstorey85

Aaron Ramsey's basic wage at Juventus will put him in the top 10 highest-paid players in the world. Fair to say that being a free agent is a brilliant bargaining chip for a player.

The Welshman is a quality option in central midfield who will bring flair and an eye for goal to Massimiliano Allegri's side:

WhoScored.com @WhoScored

Aaron Ramsey: Of all players to have registered more than five assists in Europe's top five leagues this season only Lionel Messi has done so more frequently (every 132 minutes) than Ramsey (every 136) https://t.co/8WDoUWyiqg

Ramsey will also be hoping to add to his trophy collection during his time in Italy. Juventus have won the Serie A title for the last seven seasons and have completed a domestic double in each of the last four campaigns.

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