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Aaron Ramsey to become highest paid British player of all time

12 February 2019
Aaron Ramsey to become highest paid British player of all time

The Welsh worldwide has put pen to paper on a pre-contract agreement with Serie A champions Juventus, where he will earn approximately £400,000 a week.

But the Gunners withdrew their offer in September, even though Ramsey claims he was willing to sign a new deal with the club he has been with since 2008.

The 28-year-old has agreed a four-year deal and will officially join the Italian champions on July 1, the day after his Arsenal contract expires, making it essentially a "free transfer" for the Italian giants.

Ramsey leaves Arsenal after nearly 11 years at the club, and it's believed he will earn £400,000 per week in Turin, making him the highest paid British player in the world.

Juve, however, had always been the favourites for Ramsey's signature despite a host of other top European clubs, including Barcelona, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich, being linked.

With Arsenal, Ramsey won three FA Cup titles and two Community Shields.

In a statement, Ramsey thanked the "extremely loyal and supportive" Arsenal fans for their support during his 11-year career in north London.

Following the announcement, Ramsey issued a statement himself on his social media account.

Aaron Ramsey's move to Juventus will make the Welshman the highest paid British footballer of all time, after he signed his pre-contract with the club on Monday afternoon.