Ramsey signs Juventus deal worth 400k pounds a week

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Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has signed a pre-contract agreement to join Juventus in the summer in a deal that will earn him over £400,000 a week.

The 28-year-old has agreed a four-year contract that will see him join the Italian champions as a free agent, ending his 11-year spell with Arsenal.

Ramsey passed a two-part medical in January, having picked Juve following talks with a host of European clubs.

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He will be the highest-earning British player ever based on basic salary.

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The Wales international’s Arsenal contract expires on 30 June and the Gunners will receive no fee when he leaves.

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In confirming the deal, Juventus said the club would incur costs of 3.7m euros (£3.2m) but did not specify what the fee was for.

Arsenal said Ramsey had made a “fantastic contribution” during his time at the club and will “have a special place in the hearts and memories” of fans.

On his Instagram page, Ramsey thanked Arsenal’s fans and said he will “continue to give the team 100%”.

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He wrote: “You welcomed me as a teenager and have been there through all the highs and lows I’ve encountered during my time at the club.

“It is with a heavy heart that I leave after 11 incredible years. Thank you.”

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