Ramsey signs pre-contract agreement with Juve

Aaron Ramsey

Juventus have signed a contract with Arsenal's midfielder Aaron Ramsey, the Italian football club confirmed on Monday.

After the announcement, Ramsey penned a farewell message to the Gunners faithful on Instagram, thanking them for their support throughout the years and promising to give his all in his final months with the team.

The Wales worldwide has agreed a pre-contract deal with the Italian champions and will join on a free transfer when his Arsenal deal expires at the end of the season.

The huge pay packet - which will be the highest ever received by a British player in basic salary terms - will be offset by him arriving at the Turin club for free, with his contract expiring at Arsenal at the end of June.

Ramsey has made 22 league appearances for Arsenal this season, scoring twice, including a splendid strike against Fulham in October that was regarded by many as an early contender for goal of the season. He wrote: "I wanted to issue a personal statement for all the Arsenal fans who have been extremely loyal and supportive".

Ramsey will become the third Welshman to play for Juve, following in the footsteps of Ian Rush - who spent just one season in Italy - and John Charles, who spent five years with the club in the 1950s and 60s. "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".

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