Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey has been deemed ‘unwanted’ at the club by new manager Andrea Pirlo, and will be allowed to leave along with four other players.
After the Bianconeri’s disappointing exit from Lyon in the last 16 of the Champions League recently, the club opted to part ways with Maurizio Sarri despite his efforts in the league. The likes of Mauricio Pochettino and Zinedine Zidane were briefly linked with the role, but the Turin-based outfit decided to put their faith in club legend Pirlo.
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The Mirror now report that while Pirlo has not been in charge for long, he is already looking to make changes as he looks to build a squad capable of challenging for the Champions League next term. As part of the rebuilding process, Pirlo is looking to offload a number of players this summer – with Ramsey among those who are free to leave.
The Italian is not keen to hold on to the midfielder, despite the fact that he has already let Blaise Matuidi leave. The Frenchman is on the verge of signing for Inter Miami.
Of course, Ramsey only joined Juventus on a free transfer last summer, but has struggled to hold down a regular starting spot. In fact, the 29-year-old started just 14 games in all competitions during the 2019/20 campaign.
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The long-serving Arsenal midfielder has already been linked with a move away numerous times, with it even being suggested that Ramsey could be part of a deal to re-sign Paul Pogba from Manchester United. can try to add However, talk of such a move has since cooled as the Frenchman now appears happy back at Old Trafford and is close to agreeing a long-term deal.
Elsewhere, Pirlo is also looking to move Gonzalo Higuain, Sami Khedira, Daniele Rugani and Mattia DiSciglio this summer. The Mirror notes that Pirlo intends to be active in the transfer market as he looks to strengthen his squad, and will aim to replace any players who leave.