Newcastle could complete 'brilliant' Ramsey signing after he's offered to club by agents - pundit
Aaron Ramsey will have set Newcastle tongues wagging with his two-goal Wales performance against Belarus, according to Noel Whelan.
The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the capture of the 30-year-old would represent a “serious upgrade” on their current options.
According to Calciomercato (November 8th), Juventus are considering terminating Ramsey’s contract in January – with 18 months left to run.
A United source has told Football Insider that the club have been offered Ramsey by intermediaries ahead of the upcoming window.
The former Arsenal star grabbed a brace on Saturday as Wales downed Belarus 5-1 in World Cup Qualifying.
The 30-year-old now has 20 goals in 70 games for his country.
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Ramsey has played more minutes for Wales than Juventus this season as he struggles to establish himself in Massimiliano Allegri’s plans.
However, Whelan insisted the midfielder still possesses the “sharpness” of a player who is ever-present for their club.
“Absolutely, that performance will have impressed Newcastle no end,” he told Football Insider‘s Ewan Kingsbury.
“Watching him during the game for Wales, it doesn’t look like he’s been sat on the bench at Juventus at all, it looks like he’s played every minute.
“He’s got that sharpness, that experience, and that knowhow to be in the right place at the right time. I don’t know how many times I’ve seen him just following up a shot with a simple tap-in, he’s got it down to a fine art.
“If he is available, which at the moment it seems he will be with him being surplus to requirements at Juve, then that would be a brilliant signing.
“He would add quality and be a serious upgrade on what they’ve got for at least two years – and he’s got those leadership qualities as well.”