Sheffield United goalkeeper, Aaron Ramsdale, is apparently keen on making a move to Arsenal this summer, amid reports of the Gunners being interested today.
The Sun claimed earlier today that Ramsdale is wanted by Arsenal. It’s claimed the Gunners want to replace Bernd Leno, with Ramsdale on their list.
As reported earlier today on Sheffield United News, it’s claimed the Blades could seek as much as £35m for Ramsdale. That would be a hefty profit on the £18m they paid last summer.
However, a fresh report this evening from The Times has suggested that a £24m fee is being discussed. Further, it also suggests that Ramsdale is open to the move to North London.
Those reports seem to go against what most local media outlets have claimed in recent weeks. Indeed, Ramsdale himself has even suggested he will stay put at Bramall Lane.
But with fresh interest from Arsenal and a regular England place now in touching distance, the Blades star might have had a change of heart. He’ll be keen to ensure he’s still in the PL, given Gareth Southgate’s preference for picking from the top flight in recent years.
Sheffield United News View: Ramsdale to Arsenal for £24m is not enough
I wrote about this earlier but we should be asking for more than the £24m being quoted here. Given we paid just shy of that, it’s a bit odd to sell Ramsdale on for a small profit.
The £35m mentioned earlier is likely to be what we’ll ask for. But then again, if Arsenal do put that £24m+ in front of us, you’d also not blame the club for selling.
Wes Foderingham should be more than capable in the Championship. And while we’d all like to see Rambo do well next year, money can talk.
It will certainly be interesting to see how this plays out, anyway.