Paper Talk: Ivan Ramis and James McArthur set for Premier League Moves

Michael Regan

The twitter rumors a rife at the moment are rife with our players heading to Premier League clubs. Two players who are being strongly linked at the moment are Ivan Ramis and James McArthur.

Both Ivan Ramis and James McArthur have been players that the media have speculated about their futures. Last week James McArthur came out and said he was only focusing on his future at Wigan Athletic and getting the club back to the Premier League, something you want to hear off a player that is a true fan favorite at the club, and losing him would be a massive lost.

Especially with Ben Watson's contract about to run out in the summer.

The reported interesting club is Everton. Which makes quite a bit of sense to be fair. Everton could be looking at bringing in another midfielder to replace Gareth Barry, who they could lose in the summer, unless they can get the money behind them to buy the player from Manchester City.

James McArthur would of course slot in nicely with his former midfield partner James McCarthy who have been together at both Hamilton and Wigan Athletic, and both times the players have looked comfortable in the midfield together with an almost telepathic connection.

Ivan Ramis on the other hand is very close to a deal with the news coming out in the past few hours. Rumours yesterday was that we had a few clubs closing in on the defender this week. It was believed that Crystal Palace were on the verge of signing the player this week. It now looks like Cardiff City will sign the defender.

Ramis who is out injured, has never mentioned any desire to leave the club, however a player of his quality is always going to be hard to keep hold off. Uwe Rosler today confirmed that the club has had offers for the player and that the transfer valuation for the player has been met.

I hope that we are getting a big buck for Ramis. The defender is worth at least £5 million plus, I would even wager we could get close to £10 million for the defender if we were still in the Premier League. As they say though it isn't over till its over, and Ramis has yet to agree personal terms with any clubs.

If I was the Spanish defender I would wait out my time till the summer and see what is going on when everyone settles down.

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