Ramsey has reportedly signed a pre-contract agreement with Juventus with an £8million signing on bonus
Peter Crouch is baffled that Arsenal are allowing Aaron Ramsey to leave on a free transfer in the summer with a number of top European clubs after his signature.
Ramsey is out of contract with the Gunners at the end of the season and has reportedly signed a pre-contract agreement with Juventus.
Writing in his column in the Daily Mail, Peter Crouch says he is baffled by the whole situation and that he believes it will cost them far more to bring someone in to replace his quality.
“No situation with a player has confused me more this season than Arsenal and Aaron Ramsey,” he said.
“I said in August that it made no sense to let him leave.
“Here we are in January, he keeps playing and making a contribution and my view hasn’t changed.
“It will be Arsenal’s loss when Ramsey goes because it will cost them a fortune in terms of a transfer fee and wages to find someone of comparable ability. He, however, will look at it as a great opportunity and a new start will give him a new lease of life.
“Gareth Bale thrived when he left the Premier League and it would not surprise me if Ramsey did the same. Whoever signs him will be getting a top-class performer.”
The Italian media are reporting the 28-year-old has been offered a five-year deal with a fixed salary of £5.85million per year at Juventus, which is a small upgrade on his current Arsenal deal.
Juve are will to give him an £8million signing on bonus and pay him an extra £449,000 if he plays 50 per cent of their games in a season. This would then rise to £900,000 if he plays in 70 per cent.
Ramsey reportedly signed a pre-contract agreement with Juventus on Thursday, but there has been no official confirmation of this.