What a wild goose chase this one has become. We all knew that Aaron Ramsey was attracting plenty of interest from the top Premier League clubs, but Chelsea are the odd one out by virtue of the fact that they’re the only team in the ‘Big Five’ who haven’t lodged a bid for the 17-year-old. The Guardian reports that Arsenal may have stolen a march on United, Liverpool and Everton due to Arsene Wenger meeting the young Bluebird in Switzerland on Saturday.
Aaron Ramsey will not decide on his future until after he has met Arsène Wenger in Switzerland on Saturday, despite Manchester United’s hopes of completing the 17-year-old’s signing this week. United announced on Tuesday that a fee, thought to be in the region of £5m, had been agreed with Cardiff City but they appear to have jumped the gun, with Everton, Liverpool and Arsenal all in the race.
It must be tremendously flattering for Ramsey to have these clubs falling over themselves to acquire his signature, although it’s important for him to choose wisely. It’s inconceivable that he’ll play too prominent a role for any of his suitors next season, and the likelihood is that he’d be farmed back on loan after signing on the dotted line anyhow.