With Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey looking to be on his way out of the club this summer, Watford had been linked to a shock transfer move for the player during this offseason.
However, after a fresh report from Ilbianconero, it appears that the Hornets will not be swooping for the 31-year-old after all. Instead, another club will have to take him away from the Italian side this window instead.
Ramsey has played in just 49 league games for the club during his time there, with injuries stopping him from making much of an impact. Instead, the midfielder has been limited to a bit-part role, making just 25 starts in total with five goals and five assists.
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Still though, the player is held in high regard by his country of Wales and could still offer plenty in the middle of the field if he is fit. With Watford looking to try and get back into the Premier League at the first time of asking too, it looked like a deal might happen.
However, these reports suggest that any Hornets’ interest in Ramsey is wide of the mark – instead Watford will likely look elsewhere for transfer targets and Juventus will have to try and offload the player to another team.
Ramsey has played in the Championship before back when he was a teen for both Cardiff and Nottingham Forest and it looked like the player could end up back in the second tier this offseason. However, that won’t be the case this summer window.
Aaron Ramsey and Juventus just hasn’t worked due to the player’s injuries and the fact that the Italian side have plenty of other midfielders.
It’s meant the Welsh international has had to make do with plenty of time sitting on the sidelines and watching on from the bench whilst the club try and do well both domestically and in Europe. Ramsey though would no doubt prefer to be playing if he can.
A move to another team during this summer transfer window seems a sensible move and might get his career back on track. The midfielder and Watford could have been a good match, as he would no doubt have got plenty of gametime in the second tier and the level of experience the 31-year-old has could have been invaluable in the Championship.
However, the player’s wages and his ability to probably play higher up the field means a move never seemed too likely and now Ramsey and Watford will both have to look elsewhere for a summer transfer.