The sale of Aaron Ramsey by Cardiff City always looked likely and the teenager attracted huge interest from the Premiership. City accepted bids from Manchester United, Arsenal and Everton and the choice was left to Ramsey.
In the end, he opted to join the Gunners, suprising many with Man Utd the favourites for his signature. A recent poll on theis Vital Cardiff City website asked readers opinions on Ramsey’s decision:
Has Rambo made the right choice? (Arsenal)
No – Man Utd. 32%
No – Everton. 4%
No – Stay at Cardiff. 5%
Time will tell. 4%
We shouln’t have sold him! 2%
Relatively few sat on the fence with this one and the majority believed The Emirates and Arsene Wenger’s youth policy was the right choice for Rambo.
Manchester United was the only other option to get backing from readers but the overwhelming message was vindication of Ramsey despite the fact he would have remained with Cardiff City for a year had he chosen the Reds.
The money from the £5m sale is burning a hole in Ridsdale’s pocket – an unusual position for Cardiff City with the majority set to be spent on a proven striker.