Sheffield United are planning to bring Aaron Ramsdale back to Bramall Lane from Bournemouth – according to The Sun.
They are looking at alternatives to Dean Henderson, who will return to Manchester United after two successful years on loan in South Yorkshire.
The Blades are hopeful of bringing Henderson back for a third season. Yet it’s believed the 23-year-old could stay at Old Trafford and try and replace David de Gea as number one.
In fact, the Mirror reports Henderson will only commit his future to Man United and sign a new contract if he is guaranteed to start ahead of De Gea.
If not, Chelsea are ready to make a move for the goalkeeper. They are ready to offer £55m and give Henderson £170,000-a-week to bring him to Stamford Bridge.
How much Ramsdale will cost Sheffield United
However, this latest report instead quotes £15m – making it a much more affordable deal for the Blades.
They actually say that Ramsdale will cost 15 times the £1m Bournemouth paid for the 22-year-old when they signed him from Bramall Lane in 2017.
An academy product at United, the stopper played two times for the first team before the Cherries made their move. Ramsdale then spent time on loan in the lower leagues with Chesterfield and Wimbledon, before being given his opportunity at the Vitality Stadium this term.
It’s one that the ‘keeper has grabbed with both hands, playing all but one of their league matches in 2019/20.
Ramsdale is young and has plenty of potential to improve. While most Blades fans would probably like to see Henderson return, this could represent a great alternative.
Chris Wilder clearly remains a fan of Ramsdale and could finally reunite with him three-and-a-half years later. First, Wilder will need a definite decision on Henderson.