Arsenal interested in Fiorentina’s Jordan Veretout as Aaron Ramsey replacement


first_imgJordan Veretout has impressed at Fiorentina (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal are considering Fiorentina’s Jordan Veretout as a possible replacement for the out-going Aaron Ramsey this summer.Ramsey is departing the Emirates at the end of the season, heading to Serie A champions Juventus, and it could be that his replacement is coming in from Italy.Veretout, 26, was first linked with a move to the Gunners way back in 2014 when he played for Nantes, however, he moved to Aston Villa in 2015 instead.It was not a good switch for the midfielder, who was loaned out to Saint-Etienne after a season and then sold to Fiorentina in 2017, where he signed a four-year contract.ADVERTISEMENT Phil HaighMonday 8 Apr 2019 3:53 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisement Veretout spent one season at Aston Villa (Picture: Getty Images)However, Veretout has turned his career around since then and been highly impressive in Florence, becoming a key part of their side over the last two years.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Frenchman has added goals to his game, scoring 10 times in all competitions last season and five more so far this campaign.It is now being reported that Arsenal are considering a £25m bid for the midfielder over the summer to plug the gap left by Ramsey.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityEmery is considering other targets for summer signings, including Leicester City’s James Maddison, who former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino has urged the Gunners to sign.‘I look at Maddison and I think, “Arsenal is your team.” Maddison should be the man to replace Aaron Ramsey,’ Cascarino told The Times.‘There are not many great No.10s in world football but Arsenal desperately need someone who plays like the Leicester City man.’Maddison cost Leicester £20m when they signed him from Norwich last summer and they would want significantly more than that to let him go.MORE: Man City boss Pep Guardiola issues Sergio Aguero injury update ahead of Tottenham Champions League clashMORE: Tottenham’s Heung-Min Son has also suffered racist abuse since moving to England Advertisement Comment Arsenal interested in Fiorentina’s Jordan Veretout as Aaron Ramsey replacementlast_img

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