Aaron Ramsey: A versatile midfielder with big impact – OGC Nice

by Oviri Kelvin, Sports Editor, Abuja

Wales international, Aaron Ramsey, has officially joined French Ligue 1 side, OGC Nice, after mutually leaving Italian side, Juventus, despite having a year left to run in Turin.

Ramsey joined Juventus from Arsenal and won both the Italian League and Italian Cup but injury worries have seen the player fall below the pecking order in Turin, with Massimiliano Allegri ditching the player from his plans on his return from a loan spell in Rangers.

Aaron Ramsey

Since the player became a free agent, following the mutual termination of his contract by Bianconeri, several clubs have been on his trail with reports linking him with a move to the MLS.

Rangers would have considered an option for the player where he won the Scottish Cup and played the Europa League final in Seville to lose the deciding spot-kick but his inconsistency may have allegedly caused the Gers to snub an option to retain him.

Reportedly, the 31-year-old was linked with a move to England, preferably, his former club Cardiff but he opted to move to France.

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A statement by OGC Nice described the ex-Arsenal player as a talented attacker who has a lot of experience that will galvanise the young players.

“After the signing of young players, it is this time a man of experience who arrives at the Gym,” the club said.

“A talented and charismatic leader: Aaron Ramsey.

“A versatile midfielder with a big impact, technique and comfortable finishing: Aaron Ramsey worked wonders at Arsenal in the Premier League, with whom he played 371 games (65 goals) between 2008 and 2019, and won three Cups (2014, 2015, 2017).

“The youngest captain of Wales (at just 20 years old), who also passed through Cardiff and Nottingham Forest in the United Kingdom, had been playing for Juventus since 2019.

“He played 69 games with the jersey of ‘the Old Lady’, before being loaned to Glasgow Rangers for the first six months of 2022, playing in a Europa League final and winning a Scottish Cup,” OGC Nice concluded.

Reportedly, Ramsey was linked with a move to the MLS just last week, but he rejected that offer.

Juventus legend Andrea Pirlo tried to bring him to Fatih Karagümrük in Turkey but the move did not sail through.

Galatasaray were also on his trail but the Welshman preferred to explore new challenges in Ligue 1.

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