Dennis Praet Targeted by Arsenal as Search for Aaron Ramsey Replacement Continues

​Arsenal have revived their interest in U.C. Sampdoria midfielder Dennis Praet as a like for like replacement for Aaron Ramsey this summer.

The Wales international will join Juventus on a free transfer at the end of the season after his contract in north London was allowed to run down, but the club will look to snap up one of Serie A's brightest midfielders to fill Ramsey's boots.

Corriere dello Sport (via The Metro) claim that Arsenal will finally make a move for Praet at the end of the season, some five years after he first appeared on their radar under Arsène Wenger's tenure.

Dennis Praet

The Belgian playmaker was on the books at Anderlecht when he first found himself being scouted by Europe's biggest clubs, but it wasn't until 2016 that Praet secured his transfer to one of the top five leagues in a £9m move to Sampdoria.

At the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Praet spent two years playing alongside Lucas Torreira before the Uruguayan got his move to north London in 2018.

Having stagnated slightly at Anderlecht, Praet's stock is once again on the rise and Arsenal are interested in landing the midfielder to replace Ramsey.

The only caveat for the Gunners, however, is that they would likely have to qualify for the Champions League in order to fund the move as manager Unai Emery's current budget is rumoured to be roughly £40m.

They're currently one point behind Chelsea in fourth place, but Arsenal do have a game in hand (against Wolves on Wednesday) over the Blues.

Source : 90min