Ramsey good enough for Barcelona, says Coleman

The Wales head coach believes a similar playing style between the Liga champions and Arsenal would make the 24-year-old a shrewd signing


Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey would not be out of place at Barcelona amid interest from the Spanish champions, according to Wales coach Chris Coleman.

Barcelona have been linked with a move for Ramsey, who is looking to claim back-to-back FA Cup titles when he faces Aston Villa on Saturday, despite the club’s transfer ban until 2016.

Ramsey would join Wales team-mate and Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale in La Liga if he left London for Barcelona, and Coleman believes the 24-year-old has the ability to fit in at Camp Nou.

He said: “If you look at the way he plays, and the way Barcelona play with all that imagination, it is not too dissimilar to the way Arsenal play.

“Barca signed [Ivan] Rakitic from Sevilla last year. Some people were scoffing at that, but he’s a good player, and if Barca are looking at ‘Rambo’ then it’s for a reason.

“He’s already playing for Arsenal, who play a similar style. He’s playing at the top of the Premier League and Champions League every season.

“Ability-wise, when you see the best of Aaron Ramsey… at his best, is he good enough for Barcelona? Yes he is, at his best.”