Premier League 2018-19: 3 Reasons why Ramsey is the player Chelsea need
At the start of the 2018-19 season, Aaron Ramsey was rumored to be one of the most important constituents of Emery’s rebuilding project. Yet, seven months later, the Welshman is struggling to start games for Arsenal. To compound matters, his new contract was snatched off the table on Emery’s say-so.
Though the Gooners would want to see Ramsey turn out in the famous Red and White come August 2019, it is increasingly looking like one of those fairy tales that just aren’t meant to be.
With Ramsey out of a job in the summer, he was accorded the chance to talk to foreign clubs in the January window. The midfielder seems to have made the most of his opportunity and looks destined to line up alongside Cristiano Ronaldo in Turin next term.
Yet, with neither party so far confirming the deal, there is still a chance of a twist in the tale and people well-versed with the transfer window would agree that no deal is sealed until the signature on the dotted line.
Despite the Welshman being linked with a host of top clubs, it has been surprising to see Chelsea not be a part of the race for his services. The West London outfit are far from a finished product and need reinforcements to help Sarri win his first managerial trophy.
Thus, through the lens of this article, we would look at three reasons why Chelsea would be extremely naïve to not even enquire about Ramsey’s availability.
#3 Ramsey is entering the peak years of his career
Ramsey has been around the upper echelons of English football over the past decade. Hence, one could be forgiven to think that the Welshman has run his race. However, the midfielder is still only 28 and doesn’t turn 29 until December.
Ramsey has been around the circuit for 11 years with Arsenal. Yet, at 28 years of age, he still has time to scale a higher peak and truly establish himself as one of the best Welsh players to have graced the league.
Moreover, the midfielder’s performances haven’t dropped this season and he has been on hand to perform whatever role Emery has asked of him. Several players get their heads turned with impending transfers but the Welshman has been the epitome of commitment this term.
These aspects prove that Ramsey still has a lot to offer to numerous teams around the globe. Thus, it is even more surprising to see the Gunners not allow a player like Ramsey a home during his prime years.
While not keeping hold of Ramsey could be a potential loss for Arsenal, it has the ingredients to be a massive gain for Chelsea.
Though attracting Ramsey to ply his trade across London may yet be too arduous a task, Chelsea simply can’t let the opportunity pass without even exploring it.