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Pirlo gives his final verdict on Ramsey’s Juventus future

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The former Arsenal midfielder has been linked with a return to the Premier League despite his recent promising progress.

Andrea Pirlo has ended talk of a potential January exit for Aaron Ramsey by declaring the midfielder as a ‘very important’ part of Juventus.

The 29-year-old joined the Serie A champions in the summer of 2019 on a free transfer from Arsenal and has made 47 appearances in all competitions, providing four goals and three assists.

But recurring injury problems, his lucrative salary, and struggles to adapt to the club’s tactics have fueled doubts over Ramsey’s long-term future in Turin – prompting talk of a Premier League comeback.

Reports have linked Manchester United with the former Arsenal star regularly this year.

Things have improved this season under Pirlo, though. The Juventus boss recently hailed Ramsey as a ‘revelation’ and lamented the fact he’s only been to play him at 100% occasionally.

And after another impressive outing in the club’s 4-0 win over Parma last weekend, where Ramsey assisted Cristiano Ronaldo for his second goal of the match, Pirlo reiterated his stance on the Welshman.

“We have to manage him, sometimes he’s not at his best, we need to let him rest,” said the Bianconeri boss as quoted on One Football.

“But when he’s at 100% and he can be decisive, I prefer to always have him on the pitch, it’s what makes us play well, he gets us out of many situations.

“For us he is very important.”

Ramsey will hope to get another chance to impress in Juventus’ next league game against Fiorentina on Tuesday before the club enters the winter break.