According to Sky Sports, Bayern Munich are interested in signing wantaway Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey as a free agent next summer.
The Wales international has rejected the offer of a new deal after protracted contract negotiations with the north London club. The Gunners were reportedly unwilling to meet his wages demands of £250,000 per week, so the midfielder has decided to look elsewhere this summer.
Wanted big money because of Mesut Ozil deal
Arsenal have a terrible history of letting players run down their contracts. This has meant that players have left the club for cut-price deals or as free agents. Even worse, some have stayed and been handed ridiculously lucrative contracts.
Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil, for example, was handed a contract worth a reported £350,000 per week. In truth, Ozil and his representatives had Ozil over a barrel because he had less than a year left on his contract.
The team from north London could have sold the playmaker for a cut-price fee, but instead decided to give him an eye-watering deal to stay instead. The Ozil deal has set a dangerous precedent, where players are going to use it as a bargaining tool to get a bigger wage at the north London club.
Ramsey is Mr Inconsistency
Aaron Ramsey is, without doubt, a talented footballer. He does not lack skill, even if he is hardly the best player in the world. On his day, he can be a matchwinner. However, in his decade at Arsenal, he has struggled for consistency.
Some will say that he has had his injury problems and nobody can deny he has had some nasty injuries. However, he cannot use that excuse for the rest of his career for failing to produce on a regular basis.
Ramsey is a streaky player, who goes through good little runs of form before becoming invisible. He is what I call a fair weather superstar. When his team is doing well he will chip in and be an outstanding player. However, when his team are struggling he does not seem like the sort of player who can lift those around him. Ramsey has been captain of Wales and Arsenal and has always come across as a mature guy.
The midfielder must have been mentally strong to come through his injury problems. Yet, he is not mentally strong enough to work hard to become a more consistent player.
Could Germany be Ramsey’s next destination?
Despite his inconsistency in an Arsenal shirt, Ramsey will be an attractive prospect to many teams. He is a free agent and still a good age, so I am sure a number of clubs are monitoring his situation. It seems a move to Germany could be likely, as Ramsey is odds of 2/1 to join any German club as his next move. Those odds make sense considering Bayern’s interest in the midfielder.
The Bavarians have not enjoyed a great start to the campaign and the German champions do have a number of ageing players in their ranks in the likes of Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben, even if they do not play in Ramsey’s position.
Maybe a move elsewhere could push Aaron Ramsey to the next level. The Bundesliga would certainly be an attractive option for many footballers, while Bayern are one of the biggest clubs in European football.
A move to Bayern Munich could well finally see the Welsh midfielder become the player that he has promised to be since his teen years. With Liverpool and Chelsea also reportedly interested, only time will tell where Ramsey will be plying his trade next season, though.
Would Aaron Ramsey be a good signing for Bayern Munich?
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