Maurizio Sarri has addressed speculation over Aaron Ramsey’s future at Juventus, saying the midfielder is continuing to make progress, despite injury setbacks.
The latter arrived in Turin last summer after his contract with Arsenal came to an end, with Juve offering him a deal worth £400,000-a-week. However, supporters have been disappointed by his performances and lack of game-time, with Ramsey making only seven Serie A starts this term.
Recent reports suggested the club were looking to sell him once the 2019/20 campaign reaches its conclusion. By the start of the summer, the Welshman will have three years remaining on his contract at Allianz Stadium.
Though Juventus would make a significant profit if they chose to offload him, their manager has played down rumours linking Ramsey with a switch away. Sarri said (as quoted by the Mirror): “[He] is growing, both as a condition and a belief.
“It was not easy for him to adapt, coming from the Premier League and from a bad injury,” the 61-year-old explained, referring to the fitness problems that have plagued the playmaker this season.
Ramsey has spent time out with four different injuries since arriving in Turin. Back pain and adductor issues have both impacted his minutes on the pitch, with a couple of minor setbacks adding to the former Arsenal star’s frustration.
He may have failed to impress Bianconeri fans, but the 29-year-old is still one of his country’s most valuable players and reliable performers. He bagged a brace in Wales’ 2-0 win over Hungary in November, a win that sealed their qualification for Euro 2020.
That appeared to be a turning point for Ramsey. However, the aforementioned fitness have refused to go away. After his international exploits during the autumn, he has started just four Juve games – completing none – in all competitions.
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