Arsenal’s Ramsey signs four-year Juventus deal

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has signed a four- year deal to join Juventus on a free transfer , the Italian champions said on Monday.The 28 – year – old Wales international will arrive in northern Italy on July 1 with his contract running until June 30 , 2023 .

Juventus said that the club are liable to pay 3 . 7 million euros ( $ 4 . 1 million ) by July 10 in the absence of a transfer fee .

Ramsey began his career at Cardiff City, making it his first team debut in 2007 before arriving at Arsenal in July 2008 .

Over the past decade he has played 256 Premier League games , scoring 38 top -flight goals , and winning three FA Cup and two Community Shield .

He also had two loan spells at Nottingham Forest in 2010 , and back at former club , Cardiff in 2011 .

“ As well as being recognised as a solid Premier League player , Ramsey brings a wealth of European experience , ” Juventus said .

Ramsey has 58 caps for Wales , scoring 14 goals , and was a part of the Welsh side that reached the Euro 2016 semi – finals .

He becomes the third Welshman to play for Juventus following club legend John Charles and former European Golden Boot winner Ian Rush .

( AFP )

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