TENNIS ace Jamie Murray says “football has well and truly gone” in the wake of Aaron Ramsey’s £400,000-a-week Juventus transfer.
Grandslam champion Murray took to Twitter to voice his opinion on the Arsenal star’s lucrative summer move to Italy.
Murray, a Manchester United fan, tweeted: “Aaron Ramsey signs for Juventus at £400,000 a week. The game has well and truly gone.”
Jamie Murray’s career earnings are estimated at £4.3m, a sum Ramsey will earn in 11 weeks playing in Turin.
Iannic70 responded to the post, saying of Ramsey: “Best thing is, he’s not even that good.”
Bud932 added: “Football gone mad. Not even that great a player.”
Clublmports wrote: “He’s good, but he’s not THAT good!”
TheMarkCarrick said: “@juventusfcen must be desperate or stupid. He’s nowhere near being that good.”
Scottydeeee added: “Ridiculous.”
Jamie1988_ wrote: “Obscene!”
However, some people are comparing Ramsey’s reported wage to their own.
LouiseR52048984 said: “10x more in a week than some people make in a year! NHS workers, firemen etc Disgraceful.”
Wotsupalg added: “That would take me 10 years and I think I’m quite well-paid. Certainly I contribute more to society.”
Skyhighangie wrote: “F*** me im a nurse and get £29,000 a year! A f**** year!”
Ramsey is set to join Juventus at the end of this season on a free transfer after refusing to sign a contract extension with Arsenal.
Ramsey last night released a statement on Twitter thanking the Arsenal fans for their support and confirming his pre-contract agreement.
The Statement said: “As you may have already heard, I have agreed a pre-contract with Juventus Football Club. I wanted to issue a personal statement for all the Arsenal fans who have been extremely loyal and supportive.
“You welcomed me as a teenager and have been there for me through all the highs and lows I’ve encountered during my time at the club.
“It is with a heavy heart that I leave after 11 incredible years in North London. Thank you. I will continue to give the team 100 per cent and hope to finish the season strongly, before heading on to my next chapter in Turin.
“Kind regards, Aaron.”