Max Allegri backs struggling Ramsey to step up amid Tottenham links

Juventus manager Max Allegri has backed struggling Aaron Ramsey. The Italian added that the 29-year-old could excel as a deep-lying playmaker.

Manchester United could be destination for Juve's Aaron Ramsey

The Italian gaffer has lifted the morale of Aaron Ramsey by praising his qualities.

Juventus are said to be keen to sell Aaron Ramsey after back to back disappointing seasons.

The Welsh midfielder arrived on a free transfer from Arsenal in the summer of 2019 with huge expectations. However, he has experienced a torrid spell with the Bianconeri.

It has led the Old Lady to place him on the chopping block this summer, with Tottenham registering an interest in signing the former Gunners star.

However, Max Allegri, who has returned to the helm, might have played down Ramsey’s exit links after praising his performance during the Old Lady’s win against Monza in the pre-season. 

The Italian manager added that the 29-year-old could excel as a deep-lying playmaker, the position he played against Monza.

Allegri said: “I don’t know about that. The club takes care of the transfer market. We talk everyday. Ramsey played very, very well in front of the defence, and I think in that role he can really become an important player.”

In addition, Allegri also ruled out the possibility of a reunion with Barcelona midfielder Miralem Pjanic as he trusts Ramsey to be a key component in the midfield for the upcoming season.

The Italian boss added: “I salute Mire because we spent four years together with great victories. He is a Barcelona player now, we have talented players, and I think if Ramsey can be convinced to play in front of the defence, he can really do well there. He already can see passing channels, has a good sense of the geometry of the field and can also rest on the ball more than he does upfront.”

Allegri’s comments must be a morale-boosting one for Ramsey after all the hardships he has endured so far at Allianz Stadium. However, Tottenham might have suffered a blow in their pursuit of the Welsh international.