Ligue 1: Nice hires Welshman Aaron Ramsey and advances over Schmeichel and Viti

Ramsey, a basic man (74 caps) for the Welsh national team qualified for the next World Cup in Qatar, finalized his departure from Juventus Turin last week, the club he joined in 2019 and with whom he was. bound until 2023.

But the midfielder, trained at Arsenal (371 games and 65 goals with the London club), had a complicated 2021-22 season between injuries and loan to Glasgow Rangers in January 2022. Last season, he only played 5 meetings with the Piedmontese club, then 13 others with the Scottish club.

With Rangers, Ramsey reached the Europa League final, in which he came on at the end of extra time, then hit and missed a shot on goal, handing the trophy to opponents Eintracht Frankfurt ( 1-1, 5 tab to 4). At the end of his loan, the Rangers did not exercise the option to buy.

A week after the termination of his contract with Juventus, Ramsey therefore signed up with Nice, where according to various sources familiar with the matter, he signed for one season.

After the French midfielder Alexis Beka Beka, 21, recruited 12 million euros from Lokomotiv Moscow, the Polish goalkeeper Marcin Bulka, 22, already loaned last season by Paris SG and whose option to buy two million had been lifted in June, and the Romanian attacking midfielder Rares Ilie, 19, transferred for five million euros from Rapid Bucharest, Ramsey is the fourth Nice recruit of the summer.

The Riviera club, which has accelerated its transfer window, could also, according to several sources close to the club, quickly announce the signing of the young Italian central defender from Empoli (1st Italian div.), Mattia Viti, 20, whose Nice follows the evolution over the past two seasons, as well as that of Danish international goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester), 35, whose coach Lucien Favre confirmed on Saturday that it was “a track“.

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