Arsenal have reportedly offered a new five-year contract to Aaron Ramsey in the hopes of keeping him at Arsenal (via The Times).
Things seem to be developing behind the scenes at Arsenal in Unai Emery in the Spaniard’s second full week as Gunners boss.
The transfers of Sokratis Papasthatopoulos and Stephan Leichsteiner are rumoured to be close and it seems that the Gunners are closing in on a key contract renewal.
Aaron Ramsey is coming off of one of the best seasons of his career but with just one year left on his current deal, has been strongly linked with an exit from the Emirates.
Contract negotiations with the Welshman have been ongoing for several months but everyone expected things to change after Arsene Wenger’s departure from the club.
Ramsey was quizzed about his new Gunners boss earlier this week and had this to say.
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“I haven’t spoken to him [Unai Emery] at all yet, but I think it’s an exciting time for the club and I can’t wait to get back there now,” Ramsey told the BBC.
Now, reports have suggested that Ramsey has been offered a new five-year contract which will see him become one of the club’s top earners.
The Times claims that Emery is a major fan of the 27-year-old and wants to”build a team around” the player but the club won’t hesitate to sell the Welshman this summer if he does not sign a new deal.
It’s good to see that the club is acting first to try and solve this crucial piece of business. Aaron Ramsey is coming off of one of the best seasons of his career and it will be fascinating to see if he can improve under a new manager.