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Aaron Ramsey has reportedly been offered a career lifeline by former Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo with Turkish outfit Fatih Karagumruk.
The Welshman recently returned to the Serie A side having completed an underwhelming sixth-month loan with Scottish giants Rangers, in which the ex-Arsenal star made a mere five league starts under Giovanni Van Bronckhorst after joining back in January. The 31-year-old missed the decisive spot-kick in the Europa League final which saw Eintracht Frankfurt lift the European title at the Gers' expense, but he did claim a Scottish Cup winners medal.
Juventus have made no secret of their desire to offload Ramsey in recent times and there's speculation the out-of-favour midfielder could even see his contract ripped up this summer. It seems the Welsh international could now be set to link up with his former Juve manager amid reports that he's wanted by Pirlo at his new club.
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The Italian icon has recently been appointed as manager of Turkish side Fatih Karagumruk and it appears he's already setting about putting his stamp on his new squad. According to reports in Italy, as cited by the Scottish Daily Express, Pirlo is keen on adding Ramsey to the ranks of his new side.
It is understood that a loan move to the Turkish club could well be on the cards this summer. Should Juventus opt to terminate the midfielder's contract, he could even make the move on a free transfer.
Ramsey joined the Italian giants for nothing back in 2019 after running down his Arsenal contract. Having played under Massimiliano Allegri in his first season in Turin, the ex-Gunner then made 30 appearances for the Old Lady during Pirlo's one-season stint as manager back in the 2020-21 campaign.
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Despite leading the Bianconeri to Coppa Italia and Suppacoppa Italiana titles, Pirlo was promptly sacked following a fourth-placed finish in Serie A and an embarrassing Round of 16 exit in the Champions League. Allegri returned as manager for the following campaign, and immediately made it abundantly clear that Ramsey wasn't part of his plans.
However, that doesn't appear to be the case for Pirlo as he reportedly targets a reunion in Turkey. The 43-year-old previously declared that he would look to use his Juventus connections to revamp the Fatih Karagumruk squad and add some much-needed quality.
"I was lucky because I played for important clubs and I hope I can use some of my contacts to bring some of their players here," the World Cup winner admitted. "I think it would be good for some of them to experience a new culture and a new style of football."
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