Aaron Ramsey completes sensational return to boyhood club Cardiff City after rejecting Saudi clubs mega money… as son Sonny joins the Bluebirds academy
- Aaron Ramsey started at Cardiff City in 2007 when he burst onto the scene
- The Wales captain has now signed a two-year contract with his boyhood club
- Ramsey played for Arsenal and helped the North London club win three FA Cups
The 32-year-old midfielder completed his medical with his childhood club on Thursday, and says ‘it feels unbelievable to finally be back here’.
Ramsey claims that his ambition is to ‘help Cardiff get back to the top’, as the Welsh side enjoyed a season in the Premier League during the 2018-19 campaign.
Having represented Wales at country level, the move back to his former club comes at a momentous moment for Ramsey, as he claims he has ‘come full circle’, since his career began at Cardiff as a teenager.
After joining Arsenal in 2008, Ramsey helped Arsenal win three FA Cups under Arsene Wenger’s management and made over 250 appearances for the North London side.
Wales star Aaron Ramsey has completed a sensational return to boyhood club Cardiff City
Ramsey’s son, Sonny (right), also completed a move to Cardiff City’s academy on the same day
Aaron Ramsey says he ‘owes so much to Cardiff’ and it ‘feels unbelievable to be back here now’
Welsh club Cardiff City announced that Ramsey’s son signed for the Academy on the same day
The news comes of Ramsey’s return to his boyhood club as his son, Sonny Ramsey signed to the club’s Academy at the same time.
The club penned in a tweet that; ‘Sonny and his dad put pen-to-paper at the same time today, on the famous Ninian Park boardroom table.’
It was recently reported that the midfielder turned down an eye-watering sum from a Saudi Pro League club in order to make a fairytale return to Cardiff.
Ramsey was believed to have been pondering the possibility of a move to the Middle East, although favoured a move to where it all began.
Despite attracting interest from other clubs, it seems that Ramsey was set on a fairytale return to his former club.
Cardiff City manager Erol Bulut was keen to bring back the former player, and praised his ‘great career’.
‘In the Premier League, then Italy and France, and now back home in Cardiff. I hope his last years with us will be great too, and I hope we can make our dreams come true’ said the Cardiff boss.
Cardiff are currently under an EFL transfer embargo until January but they are still permitted to make free transfer signings.
Ramsey reportedly turned down a number of lucrative Saudi offers to secure the return
French side, Nice, announced that the midfielder has left the club by mutual agreement in order to rejoin his former club
The 32-year-old midfielder played his youth career with the Bluebirds, before leaving in 2008 to join Arsenal, where he became a legend at the Gunners across 11 years.
Ramsey moved to Juventus after the end of his time at Arsenal, before joining Rangers on loan in 2022, and finally his most recent season playing for Ligue 1 side Nice.