Juventus sign Arsenal’s Ramsey to 4-year deal

Juventus have signed a contract with Arsenal’s midfielder Aaron Ramsey, the Italian football club confirmed on Monday. The contract will be effective as of July 1 and will expire on June 30, 2023, Juventus said in a statement.

Wales international Ramsey has made more than 250 Premier League appearances since joining Arsenal from Cardiff City in 2008, but he failed to agree on a new deal with the London club in the final year of his contract. The impasse has enabled the 28-year-old to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs since Jan. 1.

According to a BBC report, Ramsey will earn over £400,000 a week, making him the highest-earning British player ever based on basic salary. Ramsey has made 22 league appearances for Arsenal this season, scoring twice, including a splendid strike against Fulham in October that was regarded by many as an early contender for goal of the season.