(Football news) Serie A club Juventus has announced that midfielder Aaron Ramsey will be leaving after his contract was mutually terminated. The 31 year old was left out of Juventus’ pre-season squad to the United States and is now free to look for another club ahead of the 2022 Qatar World Cup. Ramsey joined Juventus in 2019 as a free agent, signing a contract worth £400,000 a week. He spent the second half of the 2021/22 season on loan at Rangers and has been linked with a move to Cardiff City.
The player made just five appearances for Juventus last season and his wages may prove to be a stumbling block in his next move along with his injury record. Ramsey was not the only player omitted from Juventus’ pre-season squad as Federico Chiesa, Mattia de Sciglio, Kaio Jorge, Arthur Melo, Marko Pjaca and Adrien Rabiot were also not included. Taking to social media, Ramsey said “I want to focus on the positives and overall I have enjoyed my time in Torino. I am so grateful to the fans and Italian people who are warm, supportive and passionate and whom it’s been a pleasure to get to know over the three years. Thank you.”
According to Calciomercato, the termination of Ramsey’s contract has cost Juventus approximately 2.5 and 3 million euros. The Italian club hoped for Rangers to make his loan move permanent and a lack of suitors meant that terminating his contract prematurely was the only solution to get him off the books. A statement by Juventus read “The termination of the contract that bound Aaron Ramsey to Juventus is official.” Ramsey’s penalty miss was also responsible for Eintracht Frankfurt defeating Rangers in the Europa League finals but the player did help his club win the Scottish Cup final against Hearts.