Juventus director of football Fabio Paratici has aimed a dig at Arsenal for wasting the talents of Aaron Ramsey as the midfielder’s switch to the Serie A side is confirmed.
Ramsey will join Juventus when his contract at Arsenal runs out in June, signing a four-year deal that is reportedly worth £400,000-a-week.
Juventus chief aims dig at Arsenal for not using Aaron Ramsey properly
The Welshman has made just nine Premier League starts this season, having fallen out of favour under Unai Emery, but the Juve chief is confident that his side know how to get the best out of him.
‘We got him, but he’s someone very different to what we have,’ Paratici told Gazzetta dello Sport.
‘We don’t have anyone like him in our squad. He’s more technical than some of our midfielders, even if he runs a lot, he’s less “nasty” in defence, less tactical. He’s a final ball man, he has an eye for goal.
‘Ramsey is, I think, someone who has yet to find his position because he hasn’t played in a midfield three, which his is role, capable to come in from deep, with quick passing. He can also play a bit further up the pitch, like Perrotta did at Roma, for example.’
Ramsey will join a midfield in Turin with the likes of Sami Khedira, Blaise Matuidi, Emre Can, Miralem Pjanic and Douglas Costa.
The 28-year-old wrote a message to Arsenal fans when his move to Italy was confirmed on Monday.
‘As you may have already heard, I have agreed a pre-contract with Juventus,’ Ramsey posted on Instagram.
‘I wanted to issue a personal statement for all the Arsenal fans who have been extremely loyal and supportive.
‘You welcomed me as a teenager and have been there for me through all the highs and lows I’ve encountered during my time at the club. ‘It is with a heavy heart that I leave after 11 incredible years in north London. Thank you.
‘I will continue to give the team 100% and hope to finish the season strongly, before heading on to my next chapter in Turin.’