It is one of the biggest transfer rumours so far this summer, Barcelona want to sign Aaron Ramsey and are reportedly willing and ready to splash out £50 million on the Welsh midfielder.
Barca legend Xavi is off to Qatar and the new La Liga champions are looking for a replacement and believe Ramsey is the ideal candidate for the job.
But the 24-year-old has dismissed reports linking himself with a move to the Camp Nou, stating the transfer rumour is not in his mind and is focused on Arsenal for the time being – how long for remains to be seen.
However, should reports prove to be accurate and Barcelona do table a £50 million offer for Ramsey this summer, should Arsenal sell? Well I think this would be a no-brainer for many Arsenal fans. Even though I do like Ramsey as a player, the Wales international is an inconsistent performer for me – one day he will play awful and try too hard to impress, and another he will be the best player on the pitch, driving the team forward with his runs and attacks. He has become a household name in recent seasons and has scored some wonderful and important goals for the club.
However, a £50 million offer would be too good to turn down for the Gunners, and I reckon Arsene Wenger would definitely consider selling him for that amount, regardless if the Frenchman thinks the world of Aaron’s ability.
To be honest, if Ramsey was to leave, I believe we do have players in the current squad that can take his place, like Santi Cazorla, Mesut Ozil, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and even Jack Wilshere, who had his place in the side nabbed by the Welshman two years ago, and with the potential £50 million funds received from his sale, I’m sure Wenger could find a more than capable replacement.
Despite Rasmey swiftly brushing off Barca’s interest, he must be contemplating a move to the Camp Nou – any and every player would do so, and the chance to play with the likes of Luis Suarez, Andres Iniesta, Neymar and Lionel Messi only comes once in a career. Can Ramsey afford to let this chance slip?
It remains to be seen whether this transfer rumour becomes more than this, but if Barca do table £50 million to Arsenal for Ramsey then I think Wenger and the club should accept it.