It has been confirmed that Premier League club Arsenal will reportedly meet with Wales international Aaron Ramsey next week for talks over a new contract when the player returns from international duty.
New Emirates clubs boss Unai Emery sees Ramsey as an important part of his plans in strengthening the club and it’s reported that the club will offer Ramsey a new five-year contract, according to the Times.
Although, the Welshman has had injury woes with Arsenal and Ramsey has often failed to nail a regular playing time with Arsenal in recent season, but has shown himself to be a real quality performer at his best.
It’s surprising seeing the Gunners doing all they could in keeping Ramsey, who has severally been touted to face the exit door at the club, though recent reports claimed the club could accept selling Ramsey for £50 million if they cannot tie him down to a new deal.
The midfielder would likely have to pick a club of his choice if he were made available for a transfer this summer, so Arsenal will hope next weeks’ reported talks with the player be a successful one.
The Times, however, suggested that one barrier to these negotiations with Arsenal could be money, with the Gunners believed to have a big pay rise – £150,000-a-weel or £165,000-a-week on cards – in an attempt to convince Ramsey in agreeing a new deal with the club and this may be the final big contract of his career.