Euro giants land low blow on their own Rangers star after bitter disappointment
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Euro giants land low blow on Rangers star after Europa League Final

Serie A side Juventus added insult to injury to Rangers loanee Aaron Ramsey by congratulating Eintracht Frankfurt on their Europa League win.

The Welsh international midfielder, 31, has seen a frustrating six month loan stint at Ibrox topped off with the decisive missed penalty in the Final’s shootout.

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The decision to sub Ramsey on for the spot kicks has come in for some serious criticism but there’s no doubt the Rangers loanee will be feeling it in the days following the final.

Juventus – at whom Ramsey has had a torrid time of it over the last few seasons with injury and a lack of minutes – took to Twitter to congratulate Eintracht Frankfurt.

On the surface, it feels like something of a low blow to the Welsh international who is still contracted to the Italian giants until 2023.

Aaron Ramsey’s future at the Italian club remains unclear but his injury-plagued time at Rangers hints that the Ibrox club won’t be taking a risk on the midfielder next season.

The signing has quite clearly not worked as Rangers surrender the league title to Celtic and Ramsey fails to have any meaningful impact on the second half of the campaign, other than this ill-fated penalty miss.

Juventus add insult to injury to Rangers loanee Aaron Ramsey

Whilst the run to the Europa League Final was mesmeric Ramsey had little involvement and has spent most of his time in Glasgow on the treatment table.

But if this Juventus tweet is anything to go by – remarkably ill-timed given their own player had just missed the penalty – then Ramsey won’t be heading back to Turin.

Speaking before the match, the midfielder claimed nothing has been decided regarding his future.

“That’s to be decided at the end of the season, there is no update on that yet,” said Ramsey [Sky Sports].

“I’m sure there will be conversations to be had after the season is finished but right now I’m just focused on trying to win these two competitions with Rangers.”

Meanwhile, Welsh international manager Rob Page has leapt to the defence of Aaron Ramsey in the press this week.

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