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Aaron Ramsey has agreed a staggering £400,000-a-week pre-contract deal with Juventus to become the highest-earning British player ever in terms of basic salary.

The Wales international midfielder will leave Arsenal when his contract expires on June 30 and join the Turin club to play alongside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala.

Arsenal had offered Ramsey a new contract back in September but they weren't prepared to match his salary demands amid interest from Bayern Munich, Inter Milan and as well as Juventus.

Aaron Ramsey is set to leave Arsenal for a £400,000-a-week contract at Juventus 

Aaron Ramsey is set to leave Arsenal for a £400,000-a-week contract at Juventus 

Now the 28-year-old has agreed a four-year deal worth £83million that will boost his earnings and profile considerably.

But Ramsey is far from the first British player to boost his salary by moving abroad - even if their spells on the continent didn't turn out to be entirely successful.

We take a look at some other Brits abroad who cashed in.

John Charles (Juventus 1957-1962) 

£20-a-week

The original Welshman to make the move to Turin, some 62 years ago, Charles is still revered as a Juventus legend to this day.

There was a sensation when Juventus paid Leeds United £65,000 - then double the British transfer record - to take him to in August 1957.

Though £20-a-week Charles was paid during his time in is only worth about £480 today, it was considerably more than what was on offer in English football at the time.

Luckily, Charles more than made up for the outlay by scoring 108 goals in 155 league matches, helping the club win three league championships and two domestic cups.

John Charles signed for Juventus on £20-a-week in 1957 and was a big success in Italy

John Charles signed for Juventus on £20-a-week in 1957 and was a big success in

Wales international Charles scored 108 goals in 155 matches for the Turin club 

Wales international Charles scored 108 goals in 155 matches for the Turin club 

Jimmy Greaves (AC Milan 1961) 

£140-a-week

Back in the early 1960s, footballers in the English game were subject to a maximum wage cap of £20-a-week. This dropped to £17 during the summer off-season.

This was a source of frustration for some of the leading players, including Chelsea forward Jimmy Greaves, who'd scored a remarkable 41 goals in 40 league matches during the 1960-61 season.

And even though the wage cap had finally been lifted in the January of 1961, Chelsea still wouldn't boost his salary above £20-a-week.

Italian football, by comparison, was flush with money and that's how the striker came to sign a three-year contract on £140-a-week and a signing bonus of £15,000 at Milan.

Trouble was, Greaves wasn't entirely sold on leaving London and never settled in despite scoring nine goals in 14 appearances. By December 1961, he was back in English football with Tottenham.

Jimmy Greaves in action for AC Milan, where he played briefly between Chelsea and Spurs

Jimmy Greaves in action for AC Milan, where he played briefly between Chelsea and Spurs

Kevin Keegan (Hamburg 1977-1980) 

£4,800-a-week with endorsements

Keegan, one of the best players in Europe at the time, had just helped Liverpool win the first of their European Cups when he made the £500,000 move to German club Hamburg in 1977.

Well aware of his worth, Keegan was one of the first players to insist a release clause was included in his contract. So while half-a-million seemed relatively small for his talents, it paved the way for an inflated wage packet.

Keegan had reportedly earned £12,000-a-year at Liverpool but this soared to £250,000-a-year, inclusive of a number of lucrative endorsements, at the Bundesliga side.

Once he settled in West Germany, Keegan helped Hamburg win the Bundesliga in 1978-79 and reach the European Cup final a year later. He was twice named European Footballer of the Year during his three seasons there.

Kevin Keegan signs the paperwork to take him from Liverpool to Hamburg back in 1977

Kevin Keegan signs the paperwork to take him from Liverpool to Hamburg back in 1977

The player nicknamed 'Mighty Mouse' in Germany scores for HSV against his old club Liverpool

The player nicknamed 'Mighty Mouse' in Germany scores for HSV against his old club Liverpool

Ian Rush (Juventus 1986-1988)

£1,900-a-week

Following in the footsteps of Charles was another Welshman in the form of Ian Rush, who left Liverpool for

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