Aaron Ramsey, Arsenal’s out of contract midfielder who had joined the club with a long-term contract from Cardiff city back in 2008 has now indicated to end his stay at Arsenal after a four-year extension that was tabled was withdrawn by Arsenal. In all likelihood, it seems that the Welsh midfielder might walk out as a free agent at the end of this season. And now it seems according to reports Arsenal’s Spaniard boss has his sights on Napoli ace Piotr Zielinski as a replacement for Ramsey’s expected departure.
The 24-year-old Polish midfielder has been previously linked with a move to the premier league with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp known to be an keen admirer. Zielinski is predominately left footed but he’s got the unique ability of playing ambidextrously which makes him highly sought after. Adding to that is the fact that he directly contributed to 10 goals(7 goals and 3 assists ) in all competitions last season but however is also under a long term contract with Napoli which runs until 2021.
Nevertheless Emery is ready to try and test Napoli’s resolve come the end of the season. Ramsey meanwhile has been linked with a move to Anfield and is understood to be excited by the prospect of working under with Jurgen Klopp.
With the signing of Zielinski Arsenal will have in their hands a potential world class prospect who has the ability to get even better and truly prosper under Emery’s own remarkable stewardship who already has the likes of Alex Iwobi and Emile Smith Rowe flourishing under his tutelage.
Welshman Ramsey’s diminishing value can be one of the reasons to be taken into consideration behind Arsenal pulling out of contract talks with him and not offering him the £250K/week that he so keenly desires and if Arsenal board can justify his departure by signing a hot prospect like Zielinski then the future may not be that gloomy after all.
Speaking more about Zielinski, the difficulty for Arsenal is that negotiating a deal with Napoli is going to quite a monumental task, with Italian giants determined to retain the midfielder who has become an integral part of their side with over 100 appearances.
Moreover he has got a huge release clause of 65 million euros (£58million) which means a bid of anything less than that will quintessentially get rejected by the club unless of course the club can convince the player to force through a move.