Burnley agree £14m deal to sign Aaron Ramsey, Aston Villa clause inserted - Sky Sports
Burnley have agreed a deal with Aston Villa to sign academy product Aaron Ramsey for a fee of around £14m, according to Sky Sports.
According to the news outlet, writing in their transfer centre live blog (15 August, 11:01 am), Villa have inserted a buy-back clause in the agreement with the deal also containing potential add-ons on top of the fee.
The Villa Park wonder is now discussing the terms of a contract with his boyhood club should the buy-back clause be triggered in the future.
Ramsey has already completed his medical and will finalise his move to Turf Moor once the Aston Villa clause terms are agreed, according to Sky Sports News.
Great move for all parties
While a Burnley move would be absolutely beneficial for Ramsey’s long-term development, given he may find opportunities hard to come by at Villa Park this season, Aston Villa are absolutely right to insert the buy-back clause.
Ramsey is too big and great a talent to let go of so easily on a more permanent basis but it was clear the youngster needed game time elsewhere and he’ll absolutely thrive under Vincent Kompany’s tutelage at Turf Moor.
He scored three goals and provided three assists for Norwich City, before moving to Middlesbrough in January, where he notched ten goals and six assists in just 18 appearances in the second tier.
And Burnley is certainly the next best step for his stunning development playing under a manager who has picked up the reputation to play an attractive, expansive and progressing brand of football, a philosophy for which Ramsey’s game fits to a tee.
Possessing superb tactical understanding, unerring movement and ball-control coupled with his decisive effect in the final third, the £14m Burnley are willing to shell out means, they are serious about Ramsey’s development and playing in the Premier League could well hand the 20-year-old the exposure he needs to take that next level like his older brother, Jacob.
A great move for all parties involved.
In other Aston Villa news, the club are looking to sign another midfielder but could be set to miss out.