Wolverhampton Wanderers target Aaron Ramsey remains hopeful that his move to Serie A giants Juventus can still prove to be a success.
The Calciomercato report claimed that Ramsey rejected the chance to join Wolves this summer to prove himself to returning Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri.
It seems the Welshman remains determined to make his time in Italy a success.
Speaking via The Times, Ramsey said: “Hopefully I can still show exactly what I can do there [Juventus].”
The former Arsenal man admitted that things haven’t played out the way he had planned, but he remained determined to find a way into Allegri’s side.
Ramsey added: “Things have been frustrating and haven’t quite gone to plan but I have never doubted my ability.
“I had a load of messages congratulating me. They are aware of me playing, but I just go out there and try to do the best I can.”
Is the writing on the wall for Ramsey?
The 30-year-old, who is on £400,000 per week (BBC Sport), has played 106 minutes of football under Allegri this season.
It seems that Ramsey faces an uphill task to get himself in Allegri’s first choice eleven.
Allegri is the third manager that Ramsey has had in as many seasons after Maurizio Sarri and Andrea Pirlo.
On a lucrative contract until 2023, it seems at this stage unlikely that the Italian side are going to be forthcoming with a new contract, certainly not on the same wages.
According to Spotrac, Joao Moutinho is currently Wolves’ highest earner on £100,000 per week.
Ramsey is on four times of what the Portugal international is on.
Unless Ramsey, who has been blighted with injuries throughout his career, was willing to take a significant pay cut, or Fosun decided to smash their highest earner weekly wage in order to bring Ramsey to Molineux, it’s hard to see a move materialising.