The latest Aston Villa news from Birmingham Live as Aaron Ramsey has been speaking to Burnley’s media team.
Aaron Ramsey sought the advice of his brother Jacob before joining Burnley and admits his sibling was ‘devastated’ at his departure from Aston Villa.
The 20-year-old ended a decade-long relationship with the club when last month he signed for Vincent Kompany’s Clarets for a reported £12million.
He left having made just one senior appearance for Villa but having excelled on loan at Middlesbrough and Norwich City last season, a parting of the ways with his older brother took place.
He concedes it was not an easy choice – but one he is excited to have made. “We’re a tight family and we’re a sport-driven family,” Ramsey told Clarets+, via Burnley Express . “Me and my eldest brother are trying to get to the highest level we can and we’ve obviously got a younger one (Cole) that’s trying to do the same as well.
“We’re all trying to have each other’s back and getting the best out of each other. We’re all really close and give each other the best support in everything we can do. My older brother was one of the first people I went to because he’s obviously where he is at the moment, so he’s the easiest one I can ask for advice and what he thinks, so I got his approval.
“He was a bit devastated I was going to leave but he 100 per cent thinks it’s the right thing to do to play in the Premier League, you can’t turn it down can you?
“It’s the best league in the world, so to hopefully get the chance to play – obviously we’ll see what happens – but I’m absolutely buzzing. I honestly can’t wait. Being a Premier League player is one thing, but I want to get as many goals, assists, as many appearances and see where we can take the club.”
Ramsey made his Clarets debut off the bench in the 3-1 defeat to Villa and his first start in the Carabao Cup win over Nottingham Forest. Jacob, meanwhile, is yet to play this season due to a foot injury sustained on England Under 21 duty in the summer. It is hoped he will return soon.