Juventus are delighted to announce that Aaron Ramsey has signed a pre-contract agreement with the Italian champions.
The Wales international has agreed a four-year deal and will officially join the Serie A giants on July 1.
— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) February 11, 2019
The Old Lady, however, had long been the favourites for Ramsey’s signature despite a number of European heavyweight clubs, including Barcelona, Real Madrid, PSG and Bayern Munich, being linked.
Reports have suggested the 28-year-old midfielder will earn around £400,000-per-week following the transfer. He will leave the Emirates Stadium 11 years after arriving from Cardiff.
Ramsey wrote: “I wanted to issue a personal statement for all the Arsenal fans who have been extremely loyal and supportive. You welcomed me as a teenager and have been there for me through all the highs and lows I have encountered during my time at the club.
“It is with a heavy heart that I leave after 11 incredible years in north London. Thank you.
“I will continue to give the team 100 percent and hope to finish the season strongly, before heading on to my next chapter in Turin.”
— Aaron Ramsey (@aaronramsey) February 11, 2019
A statement from Arsenal read: “Everyone at Arsenal Football Club wishes Aaron Ramsey a happy and successful future.
“Aaron’s made a fantastic contribution to our club since joining from Cardiff City in 2008. He has always been a consummate professional and will always have a special place in the hearts and memories of Arsenal fans around the world.”
Ramsey follows in the footsteps of compatriot John Charles and Ian Rush in moving to Turin.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 11, 2019
A statement from Juventus read: “Juventus Football Club announces that a contract of employment with the player Aaron James Ramsey, effective as of July 1, 2019 and expiring on June 30, 2023, has been signed.”
Ramsey has scored 62 goals and provided 64 assists in 361 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions.