Friday, September 29, 2023

Aston Villa agree to sell starlet Aaron Ramsey to Burnley for £14m, but there’s a twist in the deal

Aston Villa have agreed to sell starlet Aaron Ramsey to Burnley for £14million.

But the Villans are making sure they’ll get the most out of their promising academy graduate.

Ramsey is heading to BurnleyGetty

The 20-year-old, who is Villans midfielder Jacob Ramsey’s younger brother, has made one senior appearance for the club.

Now, Villa are prepared to sell him to newly-promoted Burnley for £14m, including add-ons.

However, should his current club want him to return to Villa Park, the Villans have put a buy-back option into the deal.

Villa boss Unai Emery confirmed he’d be keeping tabs on Ramsey, saying at his press conference: “Young players are very important for us. And we have to make a plan for them. In the past, present and the future and we don’t want to stop their career.

“When we are thinking they are not going to have a lot of chances to play, to keep confident and keep minutes, another plan is to let them go and play in other teams.

“Sometimes on loan, sometimes sell. But always trying to keep the possibility of getting them again for us in the near future.

“That is the idea we have with different players. Now, Aaron is so close to leaving and the idea is to have the possibility to recover him if he progresses over the next year or for more, deserving to play and come here.”

Burnley boss Vincent Kompany was asked about Ramsey in his media conference this afternoon, too, and said: “The latest I’ve heard is that we’re close. He’s not our player yet but I hope he will be soon.”

Ramsey played for Villa on their pre-season tourGetty

The England Under-20s player had spells with Cheltenham Town, Norwich City and, most recently, Middlesbrough, scoring five times for Michael Carrick’s side in their run to the Championship play-offs.

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