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Juventus reveal reason why they signed Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey

4.32K   //    13 Feb 2019, 11:42 IST

Aaron Ramsey
Aaron Ramsey

What's the story?

Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has opened up about the reasons that led the Serie A giants to sign Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey.

In case you didn't know...

Ramsey recently announced that he has signed a pre-contract agreement to join Juventus at the end of the season.

The Welshman has agreed to a four-year contract that will see him earn over £400,000 a week, making him the highest-earning British player in history, on basic salary.

Since Arsenal refused to extend the midfielder's contract, Juventus will have to pay no fee to bring the Welshman in the summer.

The heart of the matter

Paratici has now revealed the reasons why the club decided to make use of the opportunity and sign the Gunners star.

In an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Juventus sporting director said, "We signed him as he's a different player from our current ones. He is one that does not exist in our squad. He has more technique than our mezzalas; even if he runs a lot, he is less vile on the defensive phase and less tactical. He is a man from the last step, he has a nose for the goal."

Paratici believes that Ramsey has struggled to find his ideal position as he has never played as a 'mezzala', which is Italian for the two midfielders playing on either side in a 4-3-3 formation.

"Ramsey is a player who in my opinion has never yet found his position, because he has never played as a mezzala in a three, which is his role, capable as he is of insertion from behind. Or he can play dynamically, like Perrotta at Roma for example."

What's next?

Arsenal, who still have Ramsey till the end of the season, are set to face BATE in the Europa League tomorrow night.