Aaron Ramsey shuts down rumours he could quit Juventus this summer

Former Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey looks on ahead of Juventus' Serie A clash with Fiorentina
Former Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey has struggled to stay fit at Juventus (Picture: Getty)

Aaron Ramsey says he has no intention of leaving Juventus in the summer transfer window despite enduring a ‘very frustrating’ start to his time in Turin.

A series of niggling muscle injuries have plagued Ramsey’s 18-month stay with Juve but he looked to be returning to full fitness towards the end of the season and was named in Wales’ 26-man squad for the European Championships on Monday.

There have been rumblings that Ramsey could be keen to end his disappointing spell overseas, despite there being two years remaining on his £400,000-a-week contract with the Serie A giants.

Recent reports coming out of Italy suggested the midfielder hoped to return to Arsenal, where he had been a fan favourite and won three FA Cups across his decade-long spell in north London.

Aaron Ramsey makes a challenge in Wales training session
Ramsey is preparing for Wales’ European Championships campaign (Picture: Getty)

And while Juve would be open to selling the Welshman should they receive a suitable offer for his services, it appears the player himself is determined to put his injury nightmare behind him and make a success of his time in northern Italy.

‘It’s obviously been a very frustrating period for me over the last couple of years,’ the ex-Arsenal star told Sky Sports during an interview from Wales’ Euro 2020 training camp.

‘I’ve picked up a few small niggly injuries which have been frustrating and I’ve not been able to get any consistency going.

‘It’s been frustrating when you arrive at a new club and want to hit the ground running and show everybody what you’re capable of doing consistently.’

Aaron Ramsey looks on in Wales training
Ramsey ruled out a summer move away from Turin (Picture: Getty)

Ramsey added: ‘It’s always going to be difficult when you have these sort of little injuries that set you back a couple of weeks and then you’re rhythm is interrupted.

‘And then you chuck in Covid as well which hasn’t helped.’

Asked whether he will be returning to Turin after the Euros, Ramsey replied: ‘Yeah, I’m a Juventus player.’

Robert Pires looks on ahead of Arsenal's clash with Aston Villa
Pires hopes to see Ramsey in an Arsenal shirt down the line (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal legend Robert Pires backed Ramsey to come good while discussing the midfielder’s struggles midway through Juventus’ season but admitted he would be ‘perfect’ in Mikel Arteta’s system.

‘I expected [Andrea] Pirlo to take a chance on Aaron, because he is a very good player and a very good professional. For a coach it is important,’ Pires told TuttoJuve in February.

‘He is very intelligent and knows how to adapt everywhere, Juve is a very big club and Serie A is improving him even more.

‘He needs to stay a few more years and then he will return to Arsenal. That is my belief, I’m not a fortune teller.

‘Aaron would be perfect in Mikel Arteta’s system, but he belongs to Juve and he has to stay focused on them to win trophies.

‘This year he has already won one, I hope it’s just the first in a long line.’

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