Allegri confirms Newcastle-linked Ramsey will leave Juve in January

Jason Soutar
Massimiliano Allegri prior to a match

Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed that Newcastle-linked midfielder Aaron Ramsey will leave Juventus this month.

The former Arsenal man has struggled greatly since he joined the Italian giants on a free transfer in 2019.

His Juventus career has been hindered by injuries, to say the least. The Wales midfielder has only started 25 league games during his two-and-a-half years in Turin.

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With a return to the Premier League being rumoured, Juve boss Allegri has confirmed that Ramsey will leave the club in the winter transfer window.

“Ramsey, he returned today after we had given him a few days off to work, to train separately, in England,” he said (via Sky Sports). “In any case, he’s an outgoing player.”

Last month, Ramsey’s former Arsenal team-mate Jack Wilshere claimed the Welshman “would be a great signing” for Newcastle.

The Magpies are currently 19th in the Premier League table, two points behind Watford – who have a game in hand – in 17th.

“He would be a great signing for them,” Wilshere said on talkSPORT. “It’s a massive club, Newcastle.

“He obviously had a successful spell at Arsenal, went to Italy, he hasn’t played as much as he wanted to.

“He’s probably wanting to get back here, he’s got a young family. [He can go to a] big club, who are potentially going to be even bigger in the next four/five years.”

Meanwhile, Newcastle reportedly want to sign four Arsenal players in the January window.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – who has been linked with a move to the north east in recent weeks – is the most high profile player taking the interest of the Geordies.

Eddie Nketiah has also caught the eye of Eddie Howe. The young striker is out of contract in the summer but Newcastle will likely pay to sign the player this month, as opposed to waiting until the end of the season.

As well as Nketiah and Aubameyang, the Magpies are interested in signing defender Rob Holding and midfielder Mohamed Elneny.