Aaron Ramsey takes Juventus' iconic No 8 shirt

Author: Daily Mail
Aaron Ramsey was officially unveiled as a Juventus player on Monday afternoon

Aaron Ramsey has revealed he sought the advice of a Juventus legend before he accepted the iconic No 8 shirt after joining the club this summer. 

The Welshman was officially unveiled by the Italian champions on Monday afternoon in Turin and he was quizzed on the responsibilities that come with wearing the No 8 shirt worn by Claudio Marchisio, Antonio Conte and Didier Deschamps. 

Ramsey wore the shirt number while at Arsenal and was keen to retain it in Italy after a meeting with Marchisio at the club's medical base.  

Aaron Ramsey was officially unveiled as a Juventus player with the No 8 shirt on Monday
Ramsey, who will earn £400,000 per week, visits Juventus Museum during welcome to Turin
Ramsey was welcomed at the Juventus Store by young fans at his official unveiling on Monday
Ramsey was welcomed at the Juventus Store by young fans at his official unveiling on Monday
 

'I know Marchisio was an unbelievable player, grew up here and had a fantastic career. I spoke to him a couple of times in J Medical. 

'If I can emulate what he did for Juventus I would be pretty proud of that. I know it comes with responsibilities but I am ready for that.' 

Ramsey revealed he met with club legend Claudio Marchisio (L) who was last to wear the No 8
Former Juventus player and manager Antonio Conte (right) was another to have donned No 8