Euro 2016 has been a welcome relief away from the Premier League. We’ve had a break from Mourinho, Stoke City and Lee Cattermole, and it has been so refreshing. However, in the two-day gap we now have between Euro 2016 fixtures, the transfer rumours are creeping back in.
Transfer links usually tend to deal in a lack of truth or believability but every now and then, one catches your eye. And this time, it’s Jose Mourinho’s reported interested in signing Arsenal’s, Aaron Ramsey for £35million.
The Red Devils are clearly keen to get their business done quickly this summer, as the (not so) ‘Special One’ looks to rebuild his own, and United’s, reputation. But is £35million for Ramsey the way to go about things?
Rambo is currently earning plaudits for his performances out in France with Wales at Euro 2016, and that has left Arsenal fans pushing for Ramsey to be played in a more attacking role when he returns to north London.
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) June 20, 2016
The truth is, Ramsey doesn’t suit Arsenal, and never will whilst Wenger continues with the 4-2-3-1 formation. The Welshman isn’t disciplined enough to play alongside a defensive-midfielder, he isn’t creative enough to even entertain the idea of dislodging Mesut Ozil and, even though Le Professeur is a fan of Rambo on the right, the former Nottingham Forest midfielder just doesn’t fit there.
The rave reviews that Ramsey has been earning at Euro 2016 have somewhat surprised. Ramsey has time and time again demonstrated his lack of a first touch, ran himself into blind alleys, and picked the wrong pass. Therefore, if Mourinho’s interest in Ramsey is real, Arsenal should move to get the deal done quickly, before United realise Rambo loses possession more regularly than us Brits get offended.
Would Ramsey suit United?
One of the big reasons for Louis van Gaal’s departure was the dull football on the display, therefore, Mourinho’s appointment must have come with a gentleman’s agreement that he gets rid of his team bus tactics, and implements some form of exciting football at Old Trafford.
Manchester United would love to sign Ramsey, a high-profile player, for big money, from a direct rival but, and without knowing what Jose has planned for his United side and Ramsey, I’m going to stick my neck on the line and say he’ll flop.
Ramsey isn’t of that elite level – he’d be great for someone like Liverpool or West Ham – and Arsenal would do well to capitalise on the Euro 2016 hype around their Welsh midfielder.