Giggs pleased that Wales' Ramsey and Matondo are moving abroad

Ryan Giggs is pleased his Wales players are moving their club careers abroad and feels the diversity will benefit his side for the coming Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.
Aaron Ramsey will play for Juventus
from next season, while exciting young winger Rabbi Matondo has already left Manchester City for Schalke. 
Giggs said he will be happy if Matondo is half as successful as Jadon Sancho has been at Borussia Dortmund
.
Giggs believes it 'will be huge' for Ramsey to be in a team alongside a player like Cristiano Ronaldo, his former Manchester United teammate, and reflected that Gareth Bale has improved from going to Real Madrid.
'Juventus, the facilities they've got, massive club,' said Giggs. 'And it is a different experience playing in a different country, you've seen what it's done for Gareth. It brings a different flavour to the group.. It's good.' 
Giggs knows getting the best out of Ramsey and Bale, who only started only four of nine games together last year, will be crucial to his team's chances. 
And he is ready to give Ramsey the advanced position he prefers, having experimented with the Arsenal midfielder in a quarter-back role in the Nations League loss to Denmark.
'Aaron's played a number of positions, he's played number ten and played a deeper role,' Giggs told Elis James' Feast of football podcast. 'He wants to be up the pitch. He wants to be as close to Gareth as possible.
'It's one of my big things attacking-wise - penetration and running in behind the defence. Players don't do it enough. He does it naturally and it's brilliant to see. He wants to be running beyond the centre-forward. 
'Against Denmark I played him a little bit deeper and I could see he wasn't as happy as being further up the pitch.' 
Matondo, the 18-year-old former City academy player, is another in Giggs's squad to try a foreign league, having signed for Schalke in a £9.6million move in January. 
'I was slightly surprised when he went, but he is a talent,' Giggs said. 'If he's half as successful as Sancho has been so far I'll be happy.
'He was really good with us in Albania (Wales's last game in November). I thought he did really well when he came on. Just like Dan James (at Swansea) he has electrifying pace. And that always keeps you interested.
'Obviously after that you have to develop. If a full-back works you out you have to have that Plan B. But both are talented players who could hurt teams. 
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