Arsenal will need to come back with a bid in the region of £32m if they are to land Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale this summer.
The Blades have apparently rejected two bids already for the England stopper. It is believed United value Ramsdale higher than ever, following his excellent end to the season and subsequent Three Lions call.
The Times have now claimed that two bids have come the way of United, but both have been rejected. Further, the Blades are asking Arsenal for closer to the £32m mark – or maybe more – if they’re to consider letting Ramsdale leave.
That would ensure United bring in at least £14m profit on a player they paid around the £18.5m mark for just last summer.
Ramsdale endured a frustrating start to life back at Bramall Lane. However, he grew into the season, with a number of man of the match displays.
What a nice change this is for United fans. The board seem to be standing firm on Ramsdale and knocking back bids which don’t suit.
We all know that should the huge money come in, then the board will eventually wilt. But it’s so pleasing to see this stance being taken.
£32m+ is probably a fair enough price for Ramsdale. It’s also one United fans could probably get onboard with as well.
They big key will be that Jokanovic gets to use that money to freshen up the squad. Or at least some of it. We know certain deficits need to be made up, but this squad still needs help.
The other bonus for United here is that should we get £32m for Ramsdale, then it could allow for Sander Berge to stay put.
So far, the Blades have not had any bids for the Norwegian of note. Talk of a loan to Italy has been rubbished, as has a bargain £10m deal.
While both could end up going, selling Rambo for over £30m does strengthen the position with Berge further. That, of course, is just an added bonus for the club.