Jamie Murray describes Ramsey’s £400k-a-week Juventus move as “football…well and truly gone”


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.

Murray appears to disagree with the amount Ramsey is set to earn

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.”

Reaction on Twitter suggested that fans thought the money was not justified

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.”

One social media user revealed her own salary to put the fee into perspective

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 Welsh star released a statement on Twitter after his new salary was announced

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.”