Newcastle have held ‘discussions’ over a potential loan move for ex-Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey, according to Goal.
The Welsh international – now at Juventus – is reportedly unsettled in Turin and is hopeful of a return to the top flight, with a host of clubs alerted by his possible availability.
The report states that we have contacted the Italian giants to ask where they currently stand on Ramsey, with the 30-year-old starting just one of their final 13 games last season.
Goal claim that talks are ‘very informal’ at this stage, but sate we are prepared to step up our interest should we get a positive response.
This comes after a move for another midfielder with Arsenal connections – Joe Willock – remains in doubt, with The Telegraph reporting today that we’re prepared to pay their £22milliob asking price – only for the player himself to stall on a possible return to Tyneside.
My belief is to take the Ramsey story with a pinch of salt; some estimates claim he’s currently on wages big enough to give Mike Ashley a heart attack if Lee Charnley ever asked him to stump up a fraction of what he currently earns in Italy.
Nevertheless, we are desperate for a new talisman in the engine room ahead of the new season, with Willock’s absence making us the only team in the league who has gone backwards over the summer.