It’s just over a year since Aaron Ramsdale was sold by Sheffield United, with the stopper making a big-money move to Arsenal.
Ramsdale essentially forced his way out of Bramall Lane, with United eventually relenting and accepting around £30m for the goalkeeper. The England stopper was open about his exit when he left, leaving a bit of a sour taste in the mouths of some Blades fans.
As we know, since that move, Ramsdale has gone on to shine for Arsenal. He replaced Bernd Leno as number one last season and has since helped the Gunners to the top of the Premier League table. And for Ramsdale, it looks like things are about to get even better.
The Athletic reports how Arsenal are now preparing to give the ‘outstanding‘ Ramsdale a new contract, despite him only penning his deal in August 2021. It’s claimed Arsenal want to hand Ramsdale a contract and salary more in line with what the goalkeepers at other top six clubs earn.
Of course, that range includes the massive £375k-a-week David De Gea earns at Manchester United. And given Ramsdale is already said to be on around £60k-a-week, a move into the three figure bracket like Alisson or Hugo Lloris earns is a likely outcome here. (figures via Spotrac)
Sheff U News View: Things Working Out Well For Ramsdale
It’s hard to deny really that Aaron Ramsdale made the right decision here. Yes, he left under a bit of a cloud and hasn’t exactly covered himself in glory since leaving the club. But he has been proven right in making that push to leave.
Of course, United got a nice fee for Ramsdale which has helped keep the bulk of the Premier League squad together in the Championship.
All in all, this has ended up being a deal that suits everyone and Ramsdale has essentially hit the jackpot here.