He'd tell me marvellous stories about him, Omar Sivori and the wise Giampiero Boniperti.
"I don't know what is the situation", Emery said.
Having already made major progress in the hunt to sign Ramsey, the Turin club are seemingly happy to wait until the end of the season for his arrival.
Travelling fans watching Arsenal against Blackpool at Bloomfield Road on Saturday chanted "Aaron Ramsey we want you to stay" throughout the clash.
"If he decides Aaron Ramsey is the player who is going to lead us to as captain and help us beat Liverpool, then he'll pick him".
The Spaniard was right to cut ties with Jack Wilshere last summer.
"In any case, this makes the Welsh very proud to see Ramsey join the same club where the great John Charles played". He overcame a horrific broken leg, sustained against Stoke in February 2010, to rebuild his career and his subsequent success with the club, and with Wales at Euro 2016, has been a testament to his desire and commitment.
"Ramsey? He's a great player, we really like him and he plays for a great team".
"Emery doesn't look at the contract - he looks at the player".
"Our priority is for the Champions League, it's become an objective and we feel competitive enough to be leading lights, certainly more so than in recent years".