Arsenal have apparently called off their pursuit of Aaron Ramsdale, with the Gunners pulling out of the transfer late last night.
Reports from The Athletic claimed that Ramsdale’s move to North London was on the verge of breaking down. After that, multiple media outlets confirmed the news, with Arsenal said to be unwilling to pay United’s £35m asking-price.
Whether the Gunners resurrect their interest in Ramsdale, remains to be seen. But according to Talksport’s Alex Crook, the goalkeeper did want the move to Arsenal, albeit being the only move he was interested in.
Taking to Twitter, Crook confirmed that the Blades number one had other offers on the table. However, he didn’t want to ‘jump ship’ if it wasn’t for one of the very biggest clubs.
It’s unknown where the other interest came from as yet. One good guess could be Sean Dyche’s Burnley. The Sun reported back in May that Ramsdale was the Clarets’ list of targets, should Nick Pope leave.
Ramsdale loyal but Arsenal move understandable
Sometimes you can’t deny a player the chance of a lifetime. And with Arsenal, that’s exactly what it would be for Ramsdale.
Sure, as we’ve mentioned before, it’s not ideal going and sitting as a number two behind Bernd Leno. But in terms of his career, his England hopes, and of course, financially, a move to the Gunners made sense.
Conflicting reports have suggested Ramsdale is upset about the move not materialising. However, he was also known to not be pushing to leave either, and is tipped to continue to work hard while still at Shirecliffe.
Arsenal may well come back in for ‘Rambo’. But if they do, they need to come armed with the right money for Sheffield United. If not, then they should move on and let Ramsdale concentrate on this season.