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Frank McAvennie is happy to see West Ham being linked with players like Aaron Ramsey but he’s unsure where the Juventus midfielder would fit in at the London Stadium.

Ramsey, 30, could be offloaded by Juve in the summer transfer window in order to free up some of their wage bill.

According to Italian football website Calcio Mercato, West Ham are ready to take the former Arsenal midfielder back to the Premier League while Crystal Palace have also shown an interest.

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David Moyes’ side moved up to fourth place in the Premier League on Monday night with a 3-2 win over Wolves with players across the pitch impressing for the Hammers.

As a result, McAvennie doesn’t see how Wales international Ramsey would break into Moyes’ starting line-up.

Speaking exclusively to West Ham Zone, McAvennie said: “It would be a good signing but who are you going to leave out?

“Ramsey isn’t going to come in as a bit-part player and play in cup ties and whatever. He’s going to want to play more forward so it’s [Jesse] Lingard, [Pablo] Fornals, [Jarrod] Bowen and [Said] Benrahma are the boys he’s going to be fighting with [for a spot in the team]. You’re not going to leave [Tomas] Soucek or [Declan] Rice out.

“I like competition and yes, he’s a quality player. 

“It would be a signing that shows the club is moving in the right direction, that’s for sure.” 

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Since joining Juventus from Arsenal in 2019, Ramsey has made 62 appearances in all competitions with 27 of them coming this season.

The Welsh midfielder was key in the side that won the Serie A title by a point last season with his stunning display against Inter Milan last March proving pivotal.

Ramsey scored and assisted as Juve beat Inter 2-0. It was the San Siro club that finished as runners-up just behind Juve in the Serie A table.

In other West Ham news, the Hammers are set to bolster their defence in the summer.


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