Aaron Ramsey
Aaron Ramsey says he wants to play through the middleGetty Images

Aaron Ramsey has welcomed reports linking him with a move to Barcelona, as even though the midfielder is happy at Arsenal, he would like to have a future experience in La Liga.

Since Barcelona broke out the cash to sign Arsenal duo Emmanuel Petit and Marc Overmars in 2000, the Spanish giants have replicated the same methods in recent seasons to bring the likes of Thierry Henry, Cesc Fàbregas, Alexander Hleb, Alex Song or Thomas Vermaelen to the Camp Nou.

And after Xavi Hernandez decided to put an end to his Barcelona spell at the end of last season, The Sun has reported that the Champions League winners were preparing a £50m ($77m) bid for Ramsey to lure him away from the Emirates Stadium.

Wales manager Chris Coleman then added fuel to that fire, claiming that the player would be a perfect fit for Luis Enrique's side. Ramsey has now refused to hide his pleasure at hearing such rumours.

"Obviously it's very flattering," Ramsey told the Guardian. "They did the treble last year and it's just really nice to be linked with one of the best clubs in the world."

"One day I would like to go over to Spain to play just to see what it's like and to experience that.

"But at the moment I'm with Arsenal and I feel like this Arsenal team can go and be successful and challenge for things."

The midfielder, however, is currently focusing on developing at the Emirates Stadium.

The Wales international struggled to reach his best form during last season due to injuries, but is looking forward to proving his worth in the coming campaign.

In this sense, Ramsey has insisted he would like Wenger to give him a midfield position after last season, in which he played a number of games on the flank due to the excellent form of Santi Cazorla and Francis Coquelin.

"It was difficult last season because of the injuries I had again, especially as it wasn't just one injury," he said. "It was a month out and then I came back ... it was another month out and then I came back. So it's hard to get a rhythm going. You might feel a yard or two off it when you return and then it takes a few extra games to get going again. So it was a frustrating one for me. But in the games I did play, I did still have an impact, I set up a few goals and got into double figures."

"But I just want to stay fit and healthy this season, have a full campaign and get my place back in the middle of the park, because that's where I feel that I play my best football. I want to have the freedom to go forward but also, once we're defending, I'll obviously have to get back in. I don't want to be fixed in front of the back four or in the hole, I want to be the one who can do both and get up and down."