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Report: Ramsey misses out on Juve competitive debut

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Aaron Ramsey will not make his Juventus debut in the opening game of the season.

Ramsey joined the Old Lady of Italian football, as a free agent, when he declined the offer of a new contract from Arsenal.

He reportedly signed a four-year contract worth a rumoured 440,000 Euros a week, with Juventus.

He was one of several new faces to arrive under the new manager of Juve Maurizio Sarri.

Along with Ramsey on a free, Juventus brought in Adrien Rabiot and Gianluigi Buffon in the same type of deal.

There was also big money arrivals, Mattijs de Ligt, Danilo, Cristian Romero, Luca Pellegrini, and Merih Demiral.

Pellegrini and Romero have gone straight out on loan.

According to Juventus.com, Ramsey is the only new signing excluded from the matchday squad of 23 selected to face Parma.

While the Wales international has played for Bianconeri in the preseason, it was only a meager 20 minutes.

That was, however, his first appearance since April, after suffering a hamstring injury.

Sarri who will also miss his first game in charge, through illness, has decided against pushing the player back too soon.

It is thought that a slow approach in a return to playing, maybe the best course of action.

It appears that the player’s endorsement of his own absence is an acknowledgment that his fitness is not 100% match ready. But based on his social media posts after his debut, not necessarily expected.

He admittedly knows that a cautious approach to achieving full fitness first will help avoid another significant layoff.

Even once fully fit, Ramsey is still not guaranteed a starting place in the team, as competition for places at the Allianz Arena.

Sami Khedira, Rabiot, Miralem Pjanic, Blaise Matuidi, Emre Can and Rodrigo Bentancur are all vying for one or maybe two starting spots.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 05: Arsenal fans show their appreciation for Petr Cech and Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal prior to the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Brighton & Hove Albion at Emirates Stadium on May 05, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
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