Aaron Ramsey will earn £300k-a-week at Juventus making him second highest paid British player ever… so were Arsenal right to get rid?

AARON RAMSEY will earn £300,000-a-week at Juventus and become the second-highest paid British footballer of all time, reports claim.

The Welshman, 28, is in the last six months of his Arsenal contract and was free to negotiate with other clubs as of January 1.

Aaron Ramsey will earn £300k-a-week at Juventus making him second highest paid British player ever… so were Arsenal right to get rid?Getty Images – Getty3 Aaron Ramsey is set to leave Arsenal on a free and move to Juventus, but he will pick up a bumper contract in the process
Aaron Ramsey will earn £300k-a-week at Juventus making him second highest paid British player ever… so were Arsenal right to get rid?AFP or licensors3 Ramsey's Wales pal Gareth Bale, left, is the highest-paid British footballer

He has now had a medical with the Italian giants and agreed a bumper contract, with a considerable signing-on fee that would set anyone up for life on its own.

Along with bonuses for appearances, the remuneration is understood to put him on £300,000-a-week — or £15.6million a year — making him the second-wealthiest British footballer ever, behind only Gareth Bale.

Fellow Wales star Bale is understood to be on £350,000-a-week at Real Madrid.

Ramsey is the latest in a growing trend of footballers to run down their contracts, while their agents tout them around to new clubs with a premium signing-on fee required.

Top 10 highest-earning British footballers after Ramsey switchAaron Ramsey will earn £300k-a-week at Juventus making him second highest paid British player ever… so were Arsenal right to get rid?

Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) — £350,000-a-week

Aaron Ramsey (Juventus) — £300,000

Wayne Rooney (DC United) — £300,000

Raheem Sterling (Man City) — Up to £300,000

Harry Kane (Tottenham) — £200,000 + bonuses

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, James Milner, Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) — £120,000

John Stones, Kyle Walker (Man City), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Man Utd) — £100,000

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Agents argue that the bumper signing-on cash offsets the fact that they are coming for free and won't have to pay another club a transfer fee.

Fans may not like it, but this is the economic reality of modern football.

Alexis Sanchez did it with Manchester United, Emre Can did so with Juventus too, while United will also be wary that David De Gea could do the same to them.

Ramsey may well have been miffed at seeing Mesut Ozil landing a new £350,000-a-week deal at Arsenal despite doubts over his impact on the team.

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