Sheffield United will apparently tell Arsenal that Aaron Ramsdale could cost up to £40m this summer, as the Gunners continue to circle.
Recent reports have suggested that Arsenal are set to make a move for Ramsdale, thought to be in the region of £24m. In addition to that, The Athletic stated yesterday that the Gunners had indeed initiated contact over a deal for the Blades number one.
United’s stance is thought to be the same when it comes to their best players. Like with Sander Berge and George Baldock, the club are expected to demand big money to consider a sale.
And according to the Sheffield Star, United now value Ramsdale even more than they did a few weeks ago.
The Star’s report suggests the Blades now see the England man’s value at closer to the £40m mark. That’s more than the double the £18m the club shelled out last summer.
On the flip side, Arsenal believe they can get Ramsdale for cheaper. It’s claimed a bid is imminent. The Gunners are said to be waiting until after the Euros to make an official approach.
It’s believed Ramsdale is in no rush to leave Bramall Lane. Although a move to North London could well be tempting.
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While we might value Rambo at £40m, there’s simply not way someone is paying that for him. Yes, his stock has risen and he is now an England goalkeeper, but it’s a huge sum to pay.
Yorkshire Live have suggested that a bid north of £20m might be enough to get United’s attention. That seems more reasonable, although some will argue £30m+ is more than fair for an international goalkeeper who is still only 23.
Fortunately, United hold the upper-hand here. Like with Berge and Baldock, we can demand the big bucks. And if clubs walk away, then we have quality players in the squad anyway.
For once, it seems United hold all the aces.