Finally, it’s official, Aaron Ramsey has signed for us from Cardiff City. The fee is believed to be region of £5m, as disclosed by the Cardiff web site recently. The contract length is also believed to be 5 years. The fee is a £5m cash fee with up to £2m also added when Arsenal win the Premiership and Champions League.
Let’s hear what the young Welshman had to say:
“I’m so happy to have signed for Arsenal. I am joining one of the biggest clubs in the world and can’t wait to meet my new team mates. I recently met with Arsène Wenger and he was a big factor in my decision to join Arsenal. He talked to me for a long time about the Club and the plans for the future, which really excites me. Arsenal is a Club which always gives young players an opportunity at the highest level of the game and I am going to work my hardest to be part of future successes here.”
I’m pretty happy with his appreciation of the club, it’s values and it’s future… we’ve been thinking about how he would fit in with our squad, and here are our thoughts.
Arsene Wenger, was obviously pretty happy with this signing, and also commented on Ramsey’s ability to play in defence too, something which I really didn’t know about!
Arsene spoke on the new signing:
“We’re delighted to have signed Aaron Ramsey. He is a young player who has shown huge potential with his performances for both Cardiff City and Wales at under-17 and Under-21 levels. He is still only 17, but has already shown that he is a very intelligent and mature player with great quality. Although he mainly plays in midfield, Aaron is a versatile player and can also play across the defence. We are all looking forward to welcoming Aaron to the Club for our pre-season preparations.”
Whether he plays in defence, of course in another question all together, but he will surely be primed for a role on the left of midfield.
More analysis surely coming soon…]]>