Emery opens up on Ramsey's departure: 'I respect his decision'
- Ramsey has allegedly agreed to join the Old Lady in the summer
- Unai Emery, Arsenal boss seems to be okay with the Welshman's decision
- He hails the 28-year-old's undying professionalism as Ramsey seems to be bent on playing for Gunners regardless of his summer move
Unai Emery seems to be taking Ramsey's decision to change sides in the summer with deep understanding and respect:
We need Ramsey's best performances now and I'm happy with his last games. Before the last game, I asked him if he was ready to help us, and he replied 'I want to play'," admitted the ex-Sevilla boss.
The midfielder's contract runs out this summer and he will be joining Juventus on a free transfer, a decision which has to be respected, Emery says.
What a career Aaron Ramsey has made for himself, played in the FA Cup final for Cardiff at 16, signed for Arsenal at 17, receives what could have been a career ending leg break, comes back, wins 2 FA Cups, all while being doubted by shite fans and journos, then signs for Juve pic.twitter.com/G0MuDEB2kS— Dai Cymru 🏴 (@BigDaiCymru) January 10, 2019
"His future is his, and I respect his decision. I can't say anything else about the situation. The most important thing for me is that Aaron is with us now. His future and I respect him a lot, is his private decision," he concluded.
Ramsey who spent his last ten years at Emirates will join Juventus in the summer on a five-year deal worth £36m. He has been able to hold talks about his new contract with La Vecchia Signora as his current deal with The Gunners expires in June. He will reportedly earn £140,000-a-week as his annual salary will increase up to £7,2m.
Apparently, the Welshman will become the second highest earner at Juventus as only Cristiano Ronaldo has a higher salary (around £28m). This season Aaron has taken part in 18 out of 21 Premier League clashes but spent the full 90 minutes on the pitch only in three of them.