Real Madrid are reportedly planning a stunning £25m swoop for Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey. According to reports from the Sun, Zinedine Zidane is ready to bring a second Welshman to the Santiago Bernabeu as he bids to shake up his midfield.
By Sports Reporter
Currently, Real Madrid has a Fifa transfer ban until January 2018 but they are appealing to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
The Spanish giants are in the process of preparing the documents and are confident of winning the case.
And Real president, Florentino Perez, has given Zinedine Zidane the green light to freshen up the team’s midfield.
Ramsey – who was named in the Euro 2016 team of the tournament – is valued by Real as an extremely versatile player who can play centrally or all across the field behind a lone striker.
Real are confident of persuading Ramsey to leave the Emirates with an offer of regular football and a substantial increase on his current £90k a week salary.
Injury has limited the former Cardiff man to just four appearances for Arsenal this season so far.
However, the emergence of Alex Iwobi and form of Francis Coquelin have also made it more difficult for him to force his way into the Arsenal team.
Ramsey’s current deal ends in summer 2018 reducing his transfer value.
Real are also understood to be owed around £11m by Arsenal for Mesut Ozil’s move in 2013 which could be subtracted from a fee for Ramsey.
Bernabeu chiefs expect James Rodriguez and possibly Luka Modric to leave by next summer freeing up finance and places in the team.
Ramsey is understood to have become frustrated by his lack of opportunities to play a central role under Arsene Wenger.
The clamour to agree new deals for Alexis Sanchez and Ozil have also overshadowed Ramsey’s contract situation and contribution to the club.
The prospect of teaming up with his Wales team mate and close friend Bale at Real would also be a major factor in making the move to La Liga.