Premier League giants Liverpool and Manchester United are reportedly monitoring the developments of Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, whose contract is scheduled to expire at the end of the season.
Ramsey has been a brilliant servant for the north London club over the past decade and during this period, he has become a fan favourite after contributing the winning goals during the 2014 and 2017 FA Cup finals.
Despite this, he has not quite found the breakthrough in terms of the contract extension and a recent report from The Mirror‘s John Cross has claimed that talks have broken down altogether.
In this case, Ramsey would be free to discuss a pre-contract with an overseas club at turn of the year but according to Evening Standard, the Welshman would prefer to stay put in the Premier League with his wife expected to give birth to twins.
Based on this, Liverpool and Manchester United have been touted as probable candidates to pursue the Wales international but the former are said to have the edge with Ramsey said to fancy Jurgen Klopp’s style of play.
Nonetheless, the Welshman may not entirely welcome the prospect of being a squad player with the Merseyside outfit and this could bring United into the fray as they are capable of offering him with a lucrative contract.
As things stand, the Gunners do not seem anywhere close to prolonging Ramsey’s deal beyond the current campaign and a winter sale to a Premier League rival appears the likelier option, should they want to avoid losing him on a free transfer.
Ramsey has begun the current campaign on a good note under manager Unai Emery and he has already contributed three assists and a solitary goal – the latter which resulted from a brilliantly constructed move involving five players with the Welshman at the centre of it.
Image – Getty