Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey will be paid in excess of £400,000 a week by his new club Juventus, according to reports in the UK.
The Serie A champions confirmed the capture of the 28-year-old yesterday with the midfielder moving to Italy in July.
Fans on Twitter believe Ramsey got a very good deal:
Wow! Well done to his agent. Good player Ramsey, too bad to lose him.
— Jörgen Ohlsson (@jorgenohlsson46) 11 February 2019
Hell of a deal for him.
— Zeus – god of thunder (@GrDoxa) 11 February 2019
Does his agent take regular people in to help negotiate contracts at work? 😂
— Michael Simonsen (@MichaelJonesFIT) 11 February 2019
He ain’t that good. That’s why we have let him leave imo
— Stuart Lane (@redgoonerstu) 11 February 2019
— Rafdy Falih Albani (@Raffalih) 11 February 2019
No way 400k!! Glad we let him go!!
— Brian Albers (@albersbrian4) 11 February 2019
Don’t blame him , id do the same
— Buckerz (@paulyb52) 11 February 2019
I need such an agent in this life and the next
— Annoyin' Dreamer (@dnyamaustin8) 11 February 2019
For those that don’t understand football that’s £200k per week per injury 😉
— Pandamonium Fanzine (@Pandamonium1881) 11 February 2019
Sums up the modern game tbh, fair play to Ramsey like but he ain’t worth 150k a week let alone 400k 😂
— Crumpy81 (@SpCrumpy81) 11 February 2019
There may be a couple of factors for why the reported wage is so high. For one, he is moving on a free transfer so Juve can afford to offer the Welshman a high salary to beat off rival bidders.
In fact, it has been reported that Liverpool and Manchester United were also keen on doing a deal for Ramsey but were put off by his high wage demands.
Another factor is that the figure is likely a pre-tax number. With tax taken off, it’s likely to be just over half the reported salary. Of course, that is still a sizeable increase on the £110k a week he is reportedly on at Arsenal.