Sheffield United are set to return to the bidding table with a new and improved £15m bid for Bournemouth stopper, Aaron Ramsdale.
According to the Daily Mail, the Blades are not giving up hope of landing the 22-year-old, despite seeing an initial £12m bid knocked back last week.
United are firmly in the hunt for a new goalkeeper. Indeed, reports from Turkey are also suggesting Ugurcan Cakir is on the Blades’ radar, with United said to have bid a similar fee for the Trabzonspor ace.
However, it would appear Chris Wilder is looking closer to home as well as he seeks a long-term replacement for Dean Henderson, whose future is still uncertain as things stand.
The Blades boss was forced to sell Ramsdale two seasons ago to fund his Championship assault but he has kept a close eye on the Cherries stopper ever since.
And, despite relegation, Ramsdale was one of the Bournemouth players to come out with credit this term. It is that form, then, that will have convinced the Blades boss to go all out for the Englishman.
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There’s definitely a determination about the club at the moment to get their transfer business done, especially when it comes to the goalkeeping department.
With Wes Foderingham already in the building, Wilder is wasting no time at all it seems in putting bids in for a new number one.
And in fairness, Ramsdale is a class act. Yes, he played on a poor side last year but individually, he performed well.
This is a deal which seems to be in the grasp of United and it wouldn’t surprise us if we see Ramsdale back within the confines of Shirecliffe in the coming weeks.