Aaron Ramsey’s backdoor plan to return to the Premier League amid Juventus woes


Aaron Ramsey moved to Juventus back in 2019 but has been unable to establish himself at the Italian side despite his best efforts and is weighing up his next move with Newcastle known to be keen

Aaron Ramsey’s future remains uncertain

Aaron Ramsey will fight to save his Juventus dream – but has a back-door plan to return to the Premier League if he needs it.

Petrodollar-propelled Newcastle United head the clubs keen to bring the Wales midfielder home after his difficult two-year spell in Italy, which has seen him play only five times for the club this season.

Ramsey, 30, inspired Wales to a World Cup play-off spot in midweek with a courageous captain’s display in the 1-1 draw with Belgium.

But with Juve – who face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in a key ­ Champions League clash on ­Tuesday – it has been a different story with Massimiliano Allegri ­unconvinced by the former Arsenal star’s form or fitness since the ­manager returned to the club this summer.

“I’m doing everything that I can to convince the manager that I should get more games,” said ­Ramsey, who suffered muscle ­fatigue in his thigh earlier in the ­season.

Max Allegri has rarely utilised the former Arsenal man

“Hopefully, I will get that ­opportunity to show what I can do. I have never doubted my ability, but the minutes I’ve had as game-time so far this season has not been ideal.

“I’m putting the work in and hopefully I’ll get my chance. I’m getting in the best possible shape and I’m doing all I can.

“Sometimes things don’t always work out the way you want them, but then sometimes things can also change very quickly.

“Last month when I played for Wales, I had a few more challenges with my fitness.

“I put in a big effort against the Czech Republic and then felt a bit leggy in the second game against Estonia. But I feel as though I’ve come through that and I’m now hoping to get more ­opportunities.”

Ramsey has yet to play for Juve in ­November and was given only six minutes in the whole of October when he came on as a late substitute against Zenit St ­Petersburg in the Champions League.

He did make four ­appearances for the club in ­September, but three were from the bench and the Italian ­giants have been briefing that they are keen to get his huge wages off their payroll.

With Ramsey ­desperate to be playing regularly as Wales head towards their World Cup ­play-off ties in March – and the prospect of their first finals ­appearance for 64 years in 2022 – the next six weeks will be make or break for him in Turin.

Newcastle and Eddie Howe are among those linked with the Welshman


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If he does not convince ­Allegri, Ramsey will look for a Premier League return in January with ­Newcastle the club most likely to be able to match his reported £400,000-a-week wages.

Wales boss Rob Page is ­desperate for Ramsey to ­return home in order to get more matches under his belt and the player himself is dreaming of ­repeating his Euro 2016 ­heroics with the ­Dragons at the World Cup in Qatar.

He added: “It’s ­really ­exciting to have those two games to ­potentially qualify for a World Cup with Wales.

“That would be the absolute icing on the cake.”

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