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Arsenal icon Aaron Ramsey rejects Saudi Arabia move to seal emotional return to Cardiff on free transfer

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Jul 15, 2023
Arsenal icon Aaron Ramsey rejects Saudi Arabia move to seal emotional return to Cardiff on free transfer

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Aaron Ramsey has sealed an emotional move back to Cardiff – 15 years after leaving his boyhood club for Arsenal.

talkSPORT revealed earlier this month how the Bluebirds were in talks to sign the 32-year-old on a free transfer following his release by Ligue 1 side Nice.

Arsenal icon has returned to Cardiff on a two-year deal

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Arsenal icon has returned to Cardiff on a two-year dealCredit: Cardiff City
The midfielder came through the ranks at Cardiff, before joining the Gunners in 2008

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The midfielder came through the ranks at Cardiff, before joining the Gunners in 2008Credit: Getty

Ramsey was also of interest to clubs in Saudi Arabia, who were prepared to offer him a hefty pay packet.

But the Wales skipper only had eyes on a return to the Championship outfit, with the midfielder penning a two-year deal.

And now Cardiff have confirmed the news, with Ramsey telling the club’s website: “It feels unbelievable to finally be back here.

“I always thought one day I’d come back, and now it’s the perfect time to do that.

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“To be back with my family and around familiar faces is just brilliant, so I’m delighted to be back here now.

“I’ve missed that a lot in the last year or so, so it was important for me to be back around them.

“Obviously I’m a Cardiff City fan, and watching them over the years since I’ve been away, we’ve had some low points but some big highs as well, being in the Premier League and representing Cardiff on the big stage.

“That’s a target of mine – to try and help my teammates and this club to get back to the top.

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Ramsey was a free agent after being released by French outfit Nice

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Ramsey was a free agent after being released by French outfit NiceCredit: Getty

“I’ve said it many times in the past – I owe so much to Cardiff, to the fans, to everybody who has been at the Club when I was here as a young boy coming through.

“For me now to come full circle, to be part of this team now, and hopefully achieve the goals we want, there’s no better feeling than that.”

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