Aaron Ramsey hopes to leave Juventus and return to the Premier League during the winter transfer window.
The 30-year-old scored two goals when Wales beat Belarus 5-1 on Saturday night, and although he enjoys playing for his country, the same cannot be said of his life at club level.
The Daily Mail reports that Ramsey is starting to get tired of Juventus’ training methods because he thinks they are not doing their best to protect him – his last start for the Old Lady came on August 22.
As a result, Ramsey hopes to play in the Premier League when Wales launch their World Cup play-off campaign in March.
While Newcastle and Tottenham have both been hailed as potential destinations in the past, Mail does not credit any specific clubs for having an interest despite insisting he has plenty of suitors in England.
However, Ramsey’s current £ 400,000 a week salary could prove to be a stumbling block for anyone interested.
Calciomercato reported last week that Juve are considering terminating the Welshman’s contract to remove him from the books, even though it would obviously require them to pay a hefty payment.
Juventus hope instead that they will be presented with either a permanent or loan offer for Ramsey in the January window to ease the immediate financial burden he represents. But his uneven fitness record is another red flag for potential suitors.
Ramsey first spoke about his frustration over Juve’s handling of his condition as early as October.
“The training philosophy and methods in my club are different from how they are with Wales. There are many people here who have guided me for a number of years,” he said.
“They know how to get the best out of me and how to help me play many matches in a row, as I showed at the European Championships 2020 this year. I can do that and produce good performances.”