Sheffield United have made a £12m bid for Bournemouth goalkeeper, Aaron Ramsdale, a bid which has been swiftly rejected by the Cherries.
That is, according to Sky Sports, who claim that the Blades have made their move for the 22-year-old England under-21 star.
Ramsdale was the standout performer for Eddie Howe’s men, despite being unable to help the club stave off relegation back into the Championship. That relegation has, ultimately, cost Howe his job, with a fire-sale now expected at The Vitality to balance the books.
The goalkeeper, who only left Bramall Lane in 2018 for around £1m, is one of Bournemouth’s most valuable assets it would seem.
It makes sense, then, that the club have moved quickly to reject United’s initial advances. They’ll be hoping to land much more for their man, especially with the Blades desperate for a new number one.
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Whether Henderson or Ramsdale is the number one target for Wilder remains to be seen, but either way, this is a good way to put pressure on the situation.
Wilder clearly rates the Bournemouth man and only sold him out of necessity a few years back. But he’s also keen on seeing Henderson back at the Lane.
However, he won’t wait around, as we know. The United gaffer has already added Wes Foderingham to the ranks so he won’t hesitate to bring Ramsdale in if a bid is accepted.
Expect this to gather pace in the coming days. Either way, Wilder will ensure he has a number one in place well before the season kicks off in around five weeks’ time.