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Struggling Ramsey is proving to be Juventus' WORST signing and could move

  /  autty

He may have time to turn it around, but Aaron Ramsey is currently proving to be Juventus' biggest transfer mistake over the past five years.

His statistics are unforgiving, he has never managed to find any consistency in Turin and his last top-class performance came when he was wearing an Arsenal shirt.

And when you calculate how much Ramsey is costing the Italian champions per game, the figure reaches an astonishing £750,000 per match.

His £6.78million-a-year wage package, equating to around £130,000-a-week, does not match the contribution he has been showing since the Welshman joined in July 2019.

His arrival in Turin came off the back of a damaging hamstring injury picked up in a Europa League tie between Arsenal and Napoli which not only ruled him out for 199 days but has pretty much dictated his Juventus career to date.

The 29-year-old has suffered eight injuries since making the switch 18 months ago and has been dropped to the substitutes' bench five times due to physicality problems.

The latest of these injuries came on Wednesday when he pulled up with a thigh problem in the second-half of the Old Lady's Champions League win over Ferencvaros.

This latest setback, which kept him out for two weeks, is starting to make Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo to start making plans without the Welshman in the squad.

There are difficulties with this plan, however, as Ramsey's high wage makes it virtually impossible for Juventus to find a new buyer in January. Pirlo is believed to agree with club sporting director Fabio Paratici's standpoint that there will be plenty of Premier League suitors for Ramsey in the summer of 2021.

Ramsey, meanwhile, has been given his chance to impress Pirlo, with the Juventus coach even changing the system in order to accommodate the Welsh midfielder.

The Italian manager tried to fit the player into a 3-4-1-2 formation, without success. Ramsey tries to find the right areas on the pitch but is too insecure to become a leader in possession.

The 29-year-old would not fit in a 4-4-2 formation that Pirlo is expected to play from now on, with the attacking midfielder role set to be taken by popular Swedish starlet Dejan Kulusevski - starting with this weekend's derby clash with Torino. This is because the Welsh midfielder does not seem comfortable in a two-man midfield.

Ramsey is not expected to be included in the starting line-up from a tactical standpoint and his contribution in Pirlo's side overall is expected to be minimal.

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