The ex-Juventus midfielder is now plying his trade in France with OGC Nice as he gets his career back on track after injury plagued stints in Italy and Scotland.
Now 31, many of Wales’ hopes at the Qatar tournament will be pinned on ex-Arsenal man Aaron Ramsey who, alongside captain Gareth Bale, is the amongst the most influential players in the squad.
This is only the second time Wales have qualified for the World Cup and the first time since 1958, meaning everyone in the country’s national team squad is set to make history in the Middle East.
Aaron Ramsey heads to World Cup with Wales
Rangers fans may well have mixed emotions about seeing a fully-fit Aaron Ramsey turning out for Wales in Qatar given his ill-fated and expensive stint in Glasgow.
Whilst Rangers never paid any direct transfer fee for the six-month loan of the midfielder from Juventus, Ross Wilson’s propensity for signing crocks was summed up by the initially heralded transfer.
Aaron Ramsey – like half the Rangers squad it seems – struggled for fitness throughout his time in Glasgow and barely managed to string a performance together for the club.
The midfielder’s time in Glasgow would then be defined by one kick of the ball when manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst subbed the player on in the Europa League Final.
In a senseless indulgence in the Aaron Ramsey redemption story, the Wales midfielder was afforded the chance to take a Europa League Final penalty kick and was the only one of ten players to miss.
It summed up what was ultimately a foolish transfer for Rangers and whilst Aaron Ramsey is set to take Wales to the World Cup, Rangers fans are left wondering what might’ve been in Seville.
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