Sheffield United could have to wide their search for a potential replacement for Aaron Ramsdale this summer, with Robin Olsen unsure on a return to England.
United have been linked with a move for Olsen, who spent time with Everton and played for Sweden in the Euros this summer. Forza Roma claimed last month the Blades were keen on the experienced stopper.
Since that report, United have sold Ramsdale to Arsenal for around £24m and could be in the market for a replacement. Michael Verrips has hardly impressed, and Wes Foderingham only made his debut at the weekend.
And now, Calciomercato report that Olsen is stalling over a move to Bramall Lane, and a return to England altogether. The report claims Olsen has plenty of interest, including from United. However, the stopper is unsure on a switch to the Championship.
That, in turn, could force Slavisa Jokanovic to look elsewhere. Foderingham will get another chance this weekend at Luton. But barring a great performance, sources suggest United will still seek to bring in a new number one.
Our View: Olsen ideal but let’s not wait around
This transfer window has been annoying enough without waiting around to convince a 31-year-old goalkeeper that he should sign for us. If Olsen doesn’t want the move, then let’s just move on.
Sure, Olsen would be good. He’s an international goalkeeper, has Premier League and Serie A experience, and would be an instant upgrade. But, this squad needs players who want to be here. And if Olsen isn’t sure, then just target someone else.
With Foderingham, he actually did well against Huddersfield and was unlucky to concede twice. If he does do well at Luton, then Jokanovic might actually decide to stick with him anyway.