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Arsenal star confirms intention to make future Spain move amid £50m Barcelona transfer speculation

Barcelona have been linked with a £50m move for Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey according to the Independent.

The Welsh international has become a pivotal member of Arsene Wenger’s first team set-up over the past two campaigns and has helped his national team to within reach of a spot in the Euro 2016 finals.

Ramsey’s progress in 2014/15 was hamstrung by injury concerns, after the former Cardiff City man had performed admirably in the previous campaign, and Wenger will hope the cultured performer can kick-on in the coming season as Arsenal look to challenge for major honours.

The Independent quotes Ramsey as being ‘flattered’ by reports of interest from Champions League title holders Barcelona though the Gunners star is quick to state his happiness at the north London side.

“Obviously it’s (Barcelona’s interest) very flattering,”

“They did the treble last year and it’s just really nice to be linked with one of the best clubs in the world.

“One day I would like to go over to Spain to play just to see what it’s like and to experience that. But at the moment I’m with Arsenal and I feel like this Arsenal team can go and be successful and challenge for things.” added Ramsey.

Arsenal fans will no doubt hope that no such move occurs in the near future with the Emirates Stadium side having managed to keep hold of their star performers in recent seasons.

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Wenger has regularly sold Arsenal’s top talents in the recent past with the likes of Robin van Persie, Samir Nasri, Emmanuel Adebayor, Alex Song and Cesc Fabregas all leaving to join major European rivals.

Arsenal signed Aaron Ramsey in 2008 in a £4.8m transfer (via the Guardian) and the 24-year-old has made 225 appearances for the club, netting 37 goals.

Wenger has brought in a number of players from the Nou Camp, including Hector Bellerin, John Toral and the aforementioned Fabregas, and would be loathe to see a star performer move in the opposite direction.

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