Aaron Ramsey is 100% leaving Arsenal at the end of this season on the expiration of his contract.
That much was last night confirmed by Sky Sports, who stated the Welshman has been officially told by his club that he won’t be offered renewed terms and is set for the exit door.
Ramsey has 59 goals for Arsenal, including two winners in FA Cup Finals, while playing well over 300 games since joining from Cardiff in 2008 – a decade ago.
Liverpool are one of a number of clubs credited with an interest in Ramsey, with Sky Sports seemingly making us the frontrunners for his signature.
On a Bosman, signing Ramsey would be fairly smart business, considering we’d avoid the hefty transfer fee it would usually require to buy a player of his standard.
But do we need him? The likes of Jordan Henderson, James Milner and £50m Naby Keita are going to have a tough time of displacing Fabinho and Gini Wijnaldum this term – not to mention Xherdan Shaqiri – who’s shown he can play in a deeper, roaming role.
That’s before mentioning Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, a former team-mate of Ramsey of course, who could be back from injury at the end of the season.