Fabrizio Romano drops intriguing Rangers transfer update
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Intriguing Rangers transfer update provided by Fabrizio Romano

Fabrizio Romano has dropped an intriguing Rangers transfer update regarding recent loan signing Aaron Ramsey.

The Gers stunned the footballing world by bringing the Wales international to Ibrox from Juventus, despite his reported £400k-a-week wages [Daily Mail].

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He’s yet to appear for the club, sitting out of the midweek Old Firm defeat at Celtic Park.

The decision to omit him from the squad has drawn some criticism but it was a sensible call, given his substantial injury history and the fact that he’s only played 112 minutes of club football so far this season.

The 31-year-old looks likely to make the matchday squad for Sunday’s Premiership clash against Hearts at Ibrox, though, and fans are hoping that he can hit the ground running.

If he does and enjoys life in Glasgow, it’s been suggested that the Gers could pursue a permanent deal, given that the ex-Arsenal star will then only have a year left on his Juve contract and appears to be surplus to requirements in Turin.

On Friday afternoon, transfer guru Fabrizio Romano confirmed that there’s no option to buy in the loan agreement, but that Rangers will have an initial advantage over other clubs if they want to sign him permanently in the summer.

‘Aaron Ramsey deal,’ tweeted Romano. ‘Rangers have officially no buy option clause included with Juventus, it’s a straight loan until June – but the Scottish club will have priority to negotiate Ramsey’s permanent signing if both sides wish.’

Given the wages Ramsey is accustomed to, it’s highly unlikely that he’ll remain at Ibrox for longer than the duration of the loan deal.

However, the fact that Rangers have negotiated priority of some kind shows that they aren’t ruling out eventually making an offer and it’s going to be fascinating to see how the highly-decorated midfielder gets on in the Premiership.

He won’t be fit enough to play the full 90 minutes on Sunday, but a 60-minute outing or a substitute cameo are on the cards and it could be the start of something special.

Meanwhile, an experienced referee has been confirmed for the Hearts clash.

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