Juventus Unveils Aaron Ramsey (Photos)
Former Arsenal star, Aaron Ramsey has officially been unveiled as a Juventus player on Monday. The Welshman who left on a boss-man transfer says that he wants to follow in the footsteps of compatriot and Juventus hero John Charles.
“He is an absolute legend over here and for Welsh football as well,” Ramsey told reporters.
“He is definitely someone I can look up to and hope to follow in his footsteps. He definitely took everything in and left his mark here.
“I know how much he means to this club and the history that he contributed to here.”
Ramsey, 28, made his first appearance as a Juve player in Turin on Monday after signing in February a four-year deal worth a reported seven million euros ($7.9 million) net a season.
Ramsey, who won three FA Cups in his 11 years at Arsenal and played a key role in Wales reaching the semi-finals of Euro 2016, said that the move to the Italian champions, who have won the last eight Serie A titles, was one he couldn’t turn down.
“When I knew that Juventus was interested, I couldn’t refuse. It’s a great club, one of the biggest in the world, and to have the opportunity to come here and play for them is a dream,” he said.
Ramsey’s unveiling comes amid a busy summer for Juventus, who have brought in Maurizio Sarri as coach after removing Massimiliano Allegri at the end of last season.