Champions League and Premier League winners Manchester United have agreed a fee, thought to be between £5m to £6m, with FA Cup finalists Cardiff City for their 17-year-old teen sensation Aaron Ramsey.
Midfielder Ramsey, seen as a new Ryan Giggs, has been under the spotlight with the Bluebirds with their two appearances at Wembley. He was subject of interest from Arsenal, Liverpool and the boarding school that is Spurs, despite only 22 games and 2 goals for Cardiff.
A statement on manutd.com said:
Manchester United is delighted to announce it has agreed terms with Cardiff City for the transfer of Aaron Ramsey subject to terms being agreed and the player passing a medical.
I believe its a good move for United and Ramsey. His development will grow at United and it is great to see Fergie investing in young British talent. Its just a good job he isn’t English or he would have cost £10m+.
There is talk of him being loaned back to Ninian Park for the 2008/09 season, surely a good move for all three parties, what with the successes of Ben Foster at Watford and Fraizer Campbell at Hull.
Maybe Joe Ledley is next on the shopping list?