David Seaman has warned Arsenal they will need to spend their entire summer transfer budget to sign an adequate replacement for Aaron Ramsey.
Wales international Ramsey will bring his 11-year stint at the Emirates to an end this summer after it was announced he would join Juventus in a deal worth around £400,000-a-week.
The 28-year-old has been a key player for the Gunners over the last decade, playing over 350 games in all competitions and helping the club win three FA Cup titles.
Legendary goalkeeper Seaman is ‘fuming’ by Ramsey’s imminent departure and says it will cost his former club at least £40million to sign an adequate replacement in the summer.
Unai Emery is desperate to bolster his squad in north London but recent reports suggest he will be handed a transfer kitty of just £45m.
Seaman told talkSPORT: ‘I’m still fuming at the fact we’re going to lose Ramsey.
‘It gets even more frustrating with the fact they’ve announced Emery only has around £40million to spend in the summer.
‘That’s what you’d have to pay to get someone like Ramsey, probably a little bit more.
‘It’s demoralising for me and I’m sure it’s even more demoralising for the fans to hear that and then to see quality players leaving the club.
‘It’s even more frustrating the fact that it’s for nothing, that’s why he’s getting so much money at Juventus. I just don’t get it, I don’t know what the forward thinking is.
‘The fact that Emery gets one transfer window and he gets told he can only do loan deals, now we’re looking at the end of the season where he only has £40million to spend.’