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Aaron Ramsey completes Nice transfer with Leicester hero Kasper Schmeichel but Chelsea and Newcastle interest in Wesley Fofana and James Maddison described as a ‘disaster’ for the Foxes


French club Nice could look rather familiar this season after agreeing a deal to sign Aaron Ramsey as they close in on Kasper Schmeichel.

Welsh midfielder Ramsey was a free agent after he terminated his contract with Juventus earlier this summer and turned down interest from MLS side Charlotte FC.

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Ramsey has been unveiled as a new signing for Nice

Aaron Ramsey completes Nice transfer with Leicester hero Kasper Schmeichel but Chelsea and Newcastle interest in Wesley Fofana and James Maddison described as a ‘disaster’ for the Foxes

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It comes after the end of Ramsey’s two-and-a-half-year stint in Italy

As a result, the 31-year-old has completed a move to the French club as he seeks to revive his playing career.

Greeted with a message of “Welcome to your new home, Aaron,” Ramsey posted on social media, saying, “New chapter in Nice. I am excited to begin.

A move to France provides the perfect platform to enjoy his football again, with Ramsey potentially joined by another familiar face in the form of Schmeichel.

The Leicester City keeper is set to undergo a medical in Nice this week after deciding to end his 11-year spell with the Foxes.

The 35-year-old is a key player for Brendan Rodgers, but according to the club’s head coach speaking over the weekend, Schmeichel has earned the right to decide what is best for him at this stage of his career. career.

Rodgers said: “There was a bit of interest over the summer.


Aaron Ramsey completes Nice transfer with Leicester hero Kasper Schmeichel but Chelsea and Newcastle interest in Wesley Fofana and James Maddison described as a ‘disaster’ for the Foxes

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Schmeichel has been at Leicester for 11 years and is one of the most consistent players in the Premier League

“Kasper has earned the right to reflect on the next chapter of his career and where it will go.

“When there is something concrete, we sit down and discuss it, and go from there.

“There are a lot of things to weigh because sometimes speculation and the prospect of a move can affect people.

Aaron Ramsey completes Nice transfer with Leicester hero Kasper Schmeichel but Chelsea and Newcastle interest in Wesley Fofana and James Maddison described as a ‘disaster’ for the Foxes

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Schmeichel was a great Premier League player

“For some, that’s not the case, and they just carry on with their work. Anyway, I will always choose a fully committed team, that’s what’s important.

With speculation also surrounding the futures of Wesley Fofana, Youri Tielemans and James Maddison, it means Leicester are preparing for a few weeks with the Premier League season due to start, with Alan Brazil describing their situation as “a disaster”. .

He told talkSPORT Breakfast: “Leicester are the ones I worry about.

Aaron Ramsey completes Nice transfer with Leicester hero Kasper Schmeichel but Chelsea and Newcastle interest in Wesley Fofana and James Maddison described as a ‘disaster’ for the Foxes

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Maddison continues to be linked with a move

“We’re not going after Leicester, it’s just the fact that in the papers again Wesley Fofana looks like he could go and Newcastle are back for James Maddison.

“Brendan Rodgers doesn’t want to lose either. He’s already hinted that Schmeichel might not be there – it would spell disaster for Leicester if they lose three players like this.

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