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Aaron Ramsey to brace for a fight for starting role

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Aaron Ramsey should expect to fight for a place in the Juventus starting XI according to Steve Nicol who sees a lot of competition in the midfield.

Aaron Ramsey may have sealed a dream move to Juventus this summer but his real task is yet to begin.

The Wales international is set to play for Juventus next season but competition for places is going to be very tough. With the likes of Blaise Matuidi, Adrien Rabiot and Miralem Pjanci also at the club, Aaron Ramsey will have a hard time nailing the starting XI spot.

And Steve Nicol feels that the former Arsenal man will have to prove his worth with the club boasting so much talent in every position.

“I don’t think he can go there and expect to get in that starting eleven,” Nicol told ESPN FC as reported by The Daily Star.

“The only way he goes there and plays if he plays his way into that team with the opportunities that he will no question get.

“Now, at his best he could absolutely get in that starting eleven but he is absolutely coming in behind the eight ball so he is going to have to work his way in.”

European football journalist Julien Laurens agrees that the new-look Juve midfield will not be easy to break into.

“I think so because the competition in that Juventus midfield is going to be incredible if you think about it,” added Laurens.

“Maurizio Sarri is going to play his preferred 4-3-3 formation with most probably Pjanic in the holding role and then for the two other midfielders it is anybody guess.

“It will probably be two from Matuidi, Bentancur, Ramsey, Rabiot, and Emre Can, so you can just imagine.

“You would think that some of the five are not going to play much.”