Aaron Ramsey announces Juventus move with heartfelt statement

Aaron Ramsey

The BBC's David Ornstein reports that Ramsey will earn £400,000 a week, making him the highest-earning British player in the world.

Ramsey's contract at the Emirates will expire on 30 June and Arsenal will receive no fee when he leaves.

Arsenal and Wales worldwide midfielder Aaron Ramsey has signed a pre-contract agreement with Juventus and will join the Scudetto holders on July 1 on a four-year deal.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Mesut Ozil was rejected in the January transfer window by top European clubs after Arsenal tried to sell him, reports from Italy claim. "As a result of the registration of the player, Juventus will incur additional costs of €3.7m (£3.24m), to be paid within 10th July 2019".

Ramsey - who has won three FA Cups at the London club - has passed a medical with the Turin club.

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Following the announcement, Ramsey issued a statement himself on his social media account.

"I wanted to issue a personal statement for all the Arsenal fans wh have been extremely loyal and supportive".

The Welshman had been linked with several clubs including Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea. It is with a heavy heart I leave after 11 incredible years in north London.

The 28-year-old joined Arsenal from Cardiff City as an 18-year-old, and went on to become a central figure of the team, scoring their most important goal of the past decade - against Hull City to bring their nine-year trophy drought to an end.

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