Aaron Ramsey could well leave Arsenal this summer.
The player has been coy over rumours surrounding his future, and has noted he expects his agent and the club to reach what he considers to be a solution, yet with more time passing and the transfer window coming closer to the end of the window, it seems he could leave.
According to Ian McGarry, he may not just leave – he could leave for a rival Premier League side as well, with Liverpool reportedly considering a move for the Welshman.
“There’s a little bit of interest from Liverpool, I understand,” McGarry told the Transfer Window podcast.
“I think there’s no vacancy at Liverpool right now following the arrival of Fabinho and Naby Keita but Ramsey would certainly be a very good addition to Jurgen Klopp’s squad as a creative box-to-box midfielder.
“So, Ramsey is taking time and quite rightly to weigh up his options.
“I don’t think he’s particularly worried about moving (by the deadline) because as of January he can sign a pre-contract with any club outside of England as Emre Can did with Juventus and move next summer for free when the fee that would be demanded for him now – £35m to £40m – would be paid to him in wages as a signing on fee.
He also added there is a chance Ramsey could leave for a foreign club, with plenty of options for the player – and said he’s one of the very few players in the Premier League who are British and who would genuinely consider moving to a country like Spain or Italy, much like Gareth Bale did.
“To me, Ramsey is again one of the few candidates of British players who would happily go abroad and ply his trade and learn the language and fit in and be a success.
“So his options are not purely limited to the Premier League.
“I think it would be a big loss to Emery and Arsenal but at the same time I get the feeling with Emery that he is not one to stand on tradition and culture.”
Of course, it’s not out of the question for the player to pen a new deal with Arsenal.
Ramsey has certainly been a key player for them in the past and is someone who can control a game in the middle of the park when he’s fit.
It begs the question as well – how much does Unai Emery want to change his squad, given if Ramsey is allowed to leave, they could well be forced to bring in another midfielder this summer to make up for that loss.