Reports: Manchester United readying £50 million bid for Arsenal midfielder, Aaron Ramsey
Manchester United are reportedly readying a massive £50 million bid for Arsenal and Wales midfielder, Aaron Ramsey. The 25-year-old joined the Gunners in the summer of 2008 and has since gone on to establish himself as a mainstay in the first-team squad under Arsene Wenger.
Currently on Wales duty, Ramsey has been exceptional for the Dragons scoring once and assisting a further two more for his teammates. Given his position on the field for Arsenal, Ramsey still managed to score six goals and contribute five assists.
Jose Mourinho is adamant he wants an attacking midfielder for his new-look Manchester United side and after failing to convince Henrikh Mkhitaryan – who has reportedly decided to stay back at Borussia Dortmund – to join the side, he's switching his attention to the Arsenal playmaker.
Arsenal will not let go of their midfielder that easily given Wenger is building a team for the future – potentially one that could continue to flourish after he's given up the club's managerial seat – and has repeatedly quoted that players like Ramsey, Jack Wilshere and Mesut Ozil will not be sold given how vital they are to this team.
The last time Manchester United bought a player from Arsenal, they went on to win their twentieth Premier League title. That was of course, Robin van Persie who Sir Alex Ferguson convinced to switch over. While Sir Alex and Wenger had mutual respect for each other, the Frenchman does not share that respect and admiration for the Portuguese manager, Mourinho and is hence unlikely to deal with him or the club he's managing.
Arsenal, themselves, are on the lookout for more attacking players with Mkhitaryan also linked with them. They're also intensely looking out for a striker capable of 'completing' the squad after they finished second in the Premier League last season - behind unlikely winners, Leicester City.