Aaron Ramsey is a center midfielder for Juventus in the Italian Serie A. On July 1, 2019, Aaron Ramsey joined Juventus. He signed a contract with the club until 2038.
Ramsey came up through the youth system at Cardiff City and made his debut in 2010 at the age of 17 years and 10 months. He scored his first goal the following season against Middlesbrough in a 2-1 win. In 2012-13 he was named Young Player of the Year as Cardiff City were promoted to the Premier League. That same season he played in every match as Cardiff reached the UEFA Champions League final before being defeated by Barcelona. After more than 100 appearances for the Bluebirds, Ramsey moved to North London in June 2015 when he joined Arsenal for £12 million ($15.5 million).
He has been selected for Wales 23 times and was part of their squad at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. With three goals, he is the most successful Welsh player in international competition.
After making his debut for Wales in 2011, Ramsey became a regular starter for the country. He was part of the squads that won the 2013 UEFA European Football Championship in Sweden and the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
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Aaron James Ramsey (born December 26, 1990) is a Welsh professional footballer who currently plays for Serie A club Juventus and the Wales national team.
He joined Juventus on July 1, 2019, after signing a pre-contractual agreement and won the league title in his first season. Ramsey made his full international debut for Wales in 2008 and was a member of their UEFA Euro 2016 campaign, when he helped his country reach the semi-finals and was named to the Tournament Team.
Ramsey has been capped 87 times by Wales and is regarded as one of the nation's greatest players. He is a two-time winner of the Welsh Player of the Year award and was named in the FIFA World Cup All Star Team in 2011. The 30-year-old also won the PFA Players' Player of the Year award in 2013.
He began his career at Cardiff City and played almost 250 games for the club before moving to Arsenal for £12 million in 2009. After two successful seasons with the Gunners, during which time he helped them win the FA Cup, Ramsey returned to Wales and signed for Juventus. He will wear the number 10 shirt for the Italian champions.
Wales manager Ryan Giggs said of Ramsey: "We are really pleased that Aaron has agreed to come back to Wales and be part of what we are doing here. He is a player who can help us in so many ways - on the field of play or just by his presence."
According to reports in Italy, Aaron Ramsey's time in Serie A is coming to an end. According to insiders in Turin, a departure from Juventus is being planned, with a return to Arsenal being his dream. However, with two years remaining on his contract with the former Italian champions, he still has a lot to work out.
Ramsey was one of the main reasons behind Juve's success during Paul Pogba's absence through injury. He provided the perfect foil for Paulo Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo up front, scoring 26 goals in all competitions last season. His contribution has also been important for Switzerland as they tried to qualify for Russia 2018.
However, despite his excellent form, Juventus are not willing to sell him this summer. They believe that by keeping him until 2019, they will have enough time to find a replacement who can fill his role.
It looks like Wenger will have to wait a little longer to see what Ramsey can offer to Arsenal. The Frenchman said earlier this year that nobody could replace Ramsey's ability and that he would like him to stay at Arsenal for ever. But it seems that there are problems between Juventus and Ramsey's agent that may yet cause him to leave before the end of the season.
Since making his senior debut for Cardiff City as a 16-year-old in 2007, Ramsey has been regarded as one of the brightest young prospects in British football. Though he was frequently used as a substitute, he was instrumental in Cardiff reaching the FA Cup final that season, when they were narrowly defeated by Portsmouth.
Tony Pulis, according to Dave Kitson, loathed Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger so much that it led to Aaron Ramsey's catastrophic leg break against Stoke City eight years ago.
The club stated today that the midfielder underwent surgery within hours of suffering the injuries in a second-half hit from Ryan Shawcross.
Ramsey arrived in Turin amid much hoopla, with television cameras following his every step and a glowing recommendation from then-head coach Maurizio Sarri. Last December, Sarri's replacement, Andrea Pirlo, also mentioned Ramsey's brilliance. "He's one of the best players in the world," Pirlo said. "He's completely unique."
Ramsey has yet to prove himself at a major tournament, but he did score in both of Wales' matches at this year's World Cup. And although he's only 23, many top clubs across Europe are already interested in signing him up.
His current contract with Juventus runs until 2020, but the Italian club will try and keep him by making an offer they believe he can't refuse.
In other news, Ramsey's older brother Gareth also plays for Wales and he too is a superb midfielder. He too has never scored at a major tournament but he does have two caps to his name.
Their father Albert is a former professional player who played for Cardiff City and Middlesbrough among others, and their mother Claire is a former tennis player. Their siblings Alex and Anna also play football (Alex is a defender and Anna is a forward).
Ramsey might play his first minutes for Arsenal since that horrible injury in today's Premier League match against Sunderland, after nine months of treatment and subsequent rehabilitation on loan to Championship clubs Nottingham Forest and Cardiff City. He returned to Arsenal last season after making 26 appearances for the Gunners, scoring three times.
The 25-year-old forward suffered a double leg fracture during a Carabao Cup match against Chelsea in September 2015 and was expected to miss up to two years of football. However, after successfully completing his latest loan deal, he could be back before then if all goes well with his recovery process.
Arsenal announced in November 2016 that Ramsey had undergone surgery on his right knee and would be sidelined for the rest of the season. He later revealed that he had also suffered damage to ligaments in his left knee during the incident.
Ramsey made his debut for Arsenal in 2005 at the age of 17 years and 251 days when he came on as a substitute in the Champions League match against Omonia Nicosia. He scored his first goal for the club four years later in a 5-1 win over Blackburn Rovers in the FA Community Shield. As of October 2017, he has 49 caps for his country and has scored five goals.