Aaron Ramsey is officially a free agent since July 1st, following the end of his contract with Nice over the past year. However, the suspense surrounding his immediate future is about to be resolved.
British TV station Sky Sports reports this Thursday that the 32-year-old player has practically reached an agreement to return to Cardiff City, the club he holds a special affection for, where he underwent training and departed from in the summer of 2008 to join Arsenal for a fee of around six million euros.
The Welsh international had a formal (and lucrative) offer from a Saudi Arabian club but chose to return to his home country, prioritizing proximity to his family at this stage of his career.
If confirmed, the central midfielder will compete in the Championship (the equivalent of the second tier of British football) and will seek to help the team have a much more tranquil season than the previous one. In which they narrowly avoided relegation by five points.
Ramsey was nurtured by Cardiff
Aaron Ramsey began his career in the youth ranks of Cardiff City, a club from Wales. In 2007, at the age of 16, he made his debut for Cardiff’s first team in the English league. Becoming the youngest player to represent the club at that level.
In 2008, Ramsey caught the attention of Arsenal, one of the top clubs in the Premier League, and was signed for a significant fee. In the following years, Ramsey had a consistent and impressive performance for Arsenal. He helped the club win three FA Cups (2014, 2015, and 2017) and two FA Community Shields (2014 and 2015).
Ramsey also became known for scoring important goals, often in crucial moments. In 2019, he signed a pre-contract agreement with Juventus. One of the top clubs in Italy, and joined the team at the beginning of the 2019-2020 season. In addition to his club career, Ramsey is also a key player for the Welsh national team.