Welshman Aaron Ramsey will leave English Premier League club Arsenal to join Italian champion Juventus for next season.
Juventus says Ramsey will join in July on a four-year contract and that registering the midfielder will incur costs of 3.7 million euros ($4 million).
Ramsey has been at Arsenal since 2008 and his contract expires at the end of the season, allowing him to secure his move in advance to Italy.
The Welshman, who has been associated with the Gunners for the past 11 years, took to Instagram to announce his departure from Arsenal.
As you may have already heard, I have agreed a pre-contract with Juventus Football Club," he said on Instagram. I wanted to issue a personal statement for all the Arsenal fans who have been extremely loyal and supportive. You welcomed me as a teenager and have been there for me through all the highs and lows I’ve encountered during my time at the club.
“It is with a heavy heart that I leave after 11 incredible years in North London. Thank you. I will continue to give the team 100 per cent and hope to finish the season strongly, before heading on to my next chapter in Turin.
Kind regards, Aaron.”
The official press release by Juventus confirm the signature of Aaron Ramsey from Arsenal.
Juventus Football Club S.p.A. announces that a contract of employment with the player Aaron James Ramsey, effective as of 1st July 2019 and expiring on 30 June 2023, has been signed. As a result of the registration of the player, Juventus will incur additional costs of € 3.7 million, to be paid within 10th July 2019.