Liverpool are reportedly leading the way in the battle to sign Aaron Ramsey following the news of his likely departure.
The midfielder is expected to leave Arsenal at some point over the next year after the club withdrew its offer of a contract extension.
Ramsey’s current deal expires at the end of June 2019, meaning the Gunners will have to decide between selling him on for a fee in January or risk losing him as a free agent next summer.
Arsenal’s longest-serving player is unsurprisingly attracting interest from both on home soil and abroad in light of becoming a potential steal in the modern market.
Liverpool are now frontrunners in the race to secure Ramsey’s signature after Jurgen Klopp tried to sign him during the summer transfer window, according to Sunday Mirror Sport.
The same report details Ramsey’s enthusiasm over the opportunity of playing for Klopp, as well as the prospect of playing in the Champions League again.
Klopp’s elite man management has evidently bolstered Liverpool’s luring power in the transfer market, with the ability to snap up an in-demand Virgil van Dijk proving to be a prime example.
The German’s impact on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain following his 2017 move from Arsenal also teases a similar revival of Ramsey’s top form.
It need only a look at the value of acquiring James Milner’s quality and experience on a free to appreciate what an inspired piece of business Ramsey could turn out to be.
He not only offers Premier League know-how, but would also further enhance Liverpool’s strength in depth as they juggle multiple pursuits of silverware.
Besides a technician’s vision, he also supplies a valuable goal-scoring prowess from midfield that the Reds could benefit massively from introducing.
You can’t help but imagine Klopp would find a vital role for him.