The Bianconeri boss spoke about the Welsh playmaker’s talents after hitting him in a friendly win against Monza. as a star
Massimiliano Allegri has helped Premier League-affiliated midfielder Aaron Ramsey become a “really important player” for Juventus while downplaying talks over a possible Miralem Pjanic return to Turin.
Much was expected of Ramsey when he joined Juve on a free transfer after leaving Arsenal in the summer of 2019, but has since struggled to prove his worth in the face of ongoing fitness issues.
The 30-year-old made just 22 Serie A appearances for the Bianconeri in 2020-21 and is now recommended to return to England, with Tottenham and Wolves reportedly interested in his service.
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Allegri, however, believes Ramsey can turn his luck at Allianz Stadium after impressing in a deep role in Saturday’s 2-1 friendly win over Monza.
The Italian coach, who returned to Juve for a second term following Andrea Pirlo’s sacking in May, has even hinted there is no reason to consider the possibility of bringing Pjanic back to the club from Barca if Ramsey his assumes new position.
Asked to address the rumors linking Pjanic to a return to Turin after a disappointing first year at Camp Nou, Allegri said Sport Mediaset: “I do not know that. The club takes care of the transfer market, we talk every day. Ramsey played very, very well in defense and I think he can really be an important player in that role.
“I greet Mire, because we have spent four years together with great victories. He’s a Barcelona player now, we have talented players and I think if Ramsey can be convinced to play in front of the defense he can do really well there.
“He can already see pass channels, has a good feel for the geometry of the playing field and can also rest more on the ball than before.”
Allegri on Ronaldo and Dybala
Allegri gave updates on Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala’s fitness after the couple missed the Monza game. The 53-year-old expects both men to be available when Juve face Barca in the Joan Gamper Trophy final next weekend.
“Ronaldo came with enthusiasm, like everyone else. Dybala has a muscle problem on his left foot, so the stronger one, “said Allegri.” He should be available to us against Barcelona along with everyone else who should come on Monday. Then we have 20 days together to prepare for the season. “