Arsenal told to splash cash and sign £50 million Ramsey replacement this summer
Arsenal must spend up to £50million this summer to replace Aaron Ramsey, according to pundit Andy Grey.
After months of talks and months of transfer speculation, the Gunners and Ramsey decided to part ways after ten years together as the club were not prepared to offer the Welshman the kind of deal that he was looking for, reportedly something close to the £350,000-a-week that Ozil currently gets.
And Ramsey decided to sign for Italian giants Juventus, meaning Unai Emery will be one midfielder short at the end of the season, which also means that he will need to delve into his transfer kitty and splash the cash to sign an adequate replacement.
now Grey has opened up and told the Arsenal that Mateo Guendouzi is not yet ready to replace Ramsey at the club, and they will need to splash £50 million on acquiring a new player.
“Well you probably start at £40m – start at £40m,” Gray said.
“If you want to replace him for what he’s got now. Listen, Guendouzi may be a player who comes in and in three or four years time he might be the new Aaron Ramsey, we don’t know that.
“He’s a young kid, they brought him from the second division in France. He looks a talent but he’s miles away from being Aaron Ramsey.
“So they’ve got to either wait two or three years to see if Guendouzi can become an Aaron Ramsey, and that’s not a given.
“Or they’ve got to look at and think ‘we’ve got to spend £45-50m to get a midfield player that can do what Aaron Ramsey does for us but will be doing for Juventus next year’.”
Ramsey has been brilliant this season for Arsenal and losing him will be a massive blow for the club, especially as there are some players at the club that do not deserve to still be associated with Arsenal.
However, the Gunners knew that they would have to spend money to try and find an adequate replacement at the end of the season and are already lining up a number of possible targets, so it will be interesting to see just whom arriges at the club in the next few.
However, letting a £40 million player leave for nothing is still a financial mistake from the clubs hierarchy.