Aaron Ramsey absent from Juventus pre-season tour amid uncertainty over future

Uncertainty over Aaron Ramsey’s future grew on Thursday when he was left out of Juventus’ squad for the Serie A club’s pre-season tour of the United States.

The 31-year-old Welsh midfielder, who spent the second half of the 2021-22 campaign on loan at cinch Premiership Rangers, has not been included in Massimiliano Allegri’s travel group along with Federico Chiesa, Mattia De Sciglio, Kaio Jorge, Arthur Melo, Marko Pjaca and Adrien Rabiot.

Ramsey is in the final year of his lucrative contract with Juve, for whom he played just five games last season, and has been linked with a return to former club Cardiff.

The former Arsenal player’s career has been affected by injury, but he remains a key member of the national team as it prepares for its first World Cup since 1958 later this year.

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It seems that his future is far from Turin, although his situation is complicated by a pay package of £400,000 a week.

Ramsey made 13 appearances for Rangers and missed a penalty in a shoot-out against Eintracht Frankfurt when they were beaten in the Europa League final.

His importance to Wales means his involvement in Robert Page’s plans is unlikely to be threatened by his club’s status, although in an ideal world both he and his national team boss would want him to play regular football before the trip to Qatar.

His international teammate Gareth Bale joined Major League Soccer side Los Angeles FC last month on an initial 12-month deal as a free agent after his nine-year spell at Real Madrid came to a frustrating end. .