Ramsey admits he could not turn down the opportunity to join Juventus

Wales international Aaron Ramsey has said that he did not think twice before securing the move to Juventus this summer. The midfielder had spent the past 11 seasons with Premier League side Arsenal but it was evident by November last year that the north London side had decided against extending his contract.

As such, he had received offers from many clubs across Europe and Ramsey has now revealed that he had no second thoughts about joining the Bianconeri, he told Goal.com: “As soon as I knew Juve were in for me, there was no question about where I was going to go. You can’t turn down that opportunity. I’m so excited to be here and hopefully I can be a part of a new history. There were other clubs, but this is the right club for me. When I knew Juve were interested, I couldn’t refuse them. It’s a great club, one of the biggest. To have the opportunity to come here, play for them, is a dream to play at the top level.”

Ramsey has struggled with calf issues over the years with Arsenal and that could remain a potential concern for the Bianconeri. Nonetheless, he has proved a crucial performer whenever he has been offered an extended set of matches and it remains to be seen whether he can replicate the same with the Turin giants without suffering any niggles along the way.

Apart from Ramsey, Juventus have recruited Adrien Rabiot on a Bosman to reinforce the midfield and the duo could prove influential towards the club’s bid to win the Champions League next term. Elsewhere, the Serie A outfit have re-signed legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon while they have sought to bring young blood to the backline with the recruitment of Luca Pellegrini, Merih Demiral and Cristian Romero.