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Aaron Ramsey’s agent David Baldwin is pushing him to reject a new deal at the club and leave on a free transfer when his contract expires, according to the Daily Cannon.
There are rumours that the agent is the reason behind Arsenal’s difficulty in agreeing terms with Ramsey on a new deal as he believes Aaron Ramsey can get a move to Barcelona if he doesn’t sign a new deal at Arsenal.
It’s possible the agent is just playing hardball to try and strengthen his bargaining power, but whatever the case may be, if there is anything the club doesn’t need at this time, it’s another long contract saga, especially with a new managerial regime.
The Gunners paid the price for the uncertainties surrounding Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil’s contracts last season and the first half of this season, losing one and paying over the odds to keep the other.
Ramsey has become a key player especially with his very impressive showing this season, and the rumors might just attract Barcelona who could do with a midfielder of Ramsey’s caliber right now, as their ageing midfield is looking like it’ll need reinforcement soon.
Hopefully his agent is just playing hardball and will accept a reasonable offer from Arsenal. However, Arsenal will need to sort out their managerial vacancy as fast as possible as the identity of the next manager would play a key role in convincing Ramsey to stay.