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Premier League: Ramsey could have relegation say

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri announced on Wednesday that Aaron Ramsey is set to leave the Italian giants this month after failing to establish himself in his starting XI.

The Wales international has been with the Old Lady since the summer of 2019 after joining on a free transfer following the expiration of his Arsenal contract.

However, he has never truly become a first-choice player and this season, he has only featured three times, the last of those outings coming in September.

Ramsey has been linked with a smattering of Premier League clubs and, if he does return to English football, it may prove a shrewd coup for his would-be new employers.


Clarets eye marquee addition

Reports earlier this week suggested Ramsey had rejected an approach from Burnley, with the 31-year-old hoping to join a more high-profile club in the top flight.

However, that probably isn't the end of their interest as Sean Dyche hopes to pursue higher-calibre targets.

Burnley, who sit 18th and can be backed at 4/6 to be relegated, have struggled for goals this season, with Maxwel Cornet being their top scorer with six.

The Ivorian is now away at the Africa Cup of Nations and his loss will leave a gaping hole in the Burnley side.

Chris Wood is the next top goalscorer with three, while none of Burnley's central midfield players have registered a goal this season.

Ramsey's potential arrival would freshen up a stale midfield and his movement off the ball could create opportunities for the Clarets to add to their tally of just 16 goals this season.

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Newcastle want more big names

Perhaps a more likely destination for Ramsey is 19th-placed Newcastle, who are already flexing their newfound financial muscles during the window.

They have just paid £12million for England right-back Kieran Trippier and have reportedly offered him a salary well in the six-figures per week mark, outlining their ambition.

Having more options in midfield is another priority of this transfer window for a side who can be backed for relegation at 11/10, and Ramsey could fit that mould.

Since arriving in October, boss Eddie Howe has tended to go with a 4-4-1-1 formation, and Ramsey could easily slot into the midfield two or the one behind the forward.

The Welshman could be another eye-catching arrival on Tyneside if he does join and would be the sort of signing to get fans excited again, as well as offering something different on the field.

Leeds looking for midfielders

Leeds are another club in the market this January, particularly in midfield, where they have struggled for options due to injuries.

With Kalvin Phillips set to be out until March and few options elsewhere, a move for Ramsey could be a smart piece of business by Marcelo Bielsa's side as they look to add to their eight-point cushion on the relegation places.

They tried and failed to get Conor Gallagher in during the summer so another midfielder is clearly on the wishlist and Ramsey would fit into Bielsa's side nicely due to his high energy and technique.

Leeds - priced at 4/1 for relegation - have also been lacking in midfield goalscorers this season, so Ramsey would be able to boost them in that regard.

A loan move is most likely for Ramsey, wherever he ends up, due to his high wages, but he could prove to be an invaluable short-term signing for someone in the Premier League.

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