Aaron Ramsey is set to undergo a medical at Cardiff City, a club where it all started for the Wales captain. Even though the 32-year-old midfielder triggered a 12-month extension at Nice after appearing in a predetermined amount of games for the Ligue 1 team last season, he is likely to return to the team where his career began. The former Arsenal player and captain of Wales, Ramsey, has made no secret of his wish to live closer to his family in Cardiff and has rejected offers to play in the Saudi Pro League.
“I had a successful season this year since I played a lot of games and some quality football,” Aaron Ramsey said before he completes his medical at Cardiff City. “The hardest part is being apart from my family. That is the circumstance I am in. It’s always difficult for me to miss out on the children’s development when I’ve been away from my family. I suppose that would be difficult for anyone to go through. In the future, we shall be reunited and back together no matter what we do.”
At 16 years and 124 days old, Ramsey joined Cardiff as their youngest player in April 2007 and later assisted them in winning the 2008 FA Cup. Later that summer, he agreed to a £4.8 million contract with Arsenal and made over 360 appearances for them. He won the FA Cup three times during his tenure in North London and twice scored game-winning goals.
Ramsey, who has 82 caps and briefly played on loan for Cardiff in 2011, joined Juventus in 2019 and played for Rangers for the second part of the following season before going to Nice last summer. Ramsey was scheduled to resume pre-season training with Nice the following week, according to their website, but it is believed that negotiations have already begun between Ramsey’s representation and the Ligue 1 club to facilitate his return to Cardiff.
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