The Daily Mail has claimed that both Tottenham and Wolves are keen on signing Sheffield United stopper, Aaron Ramsdale.
Ramsdale was one of the few to emerge from the Blades’ nightmare season with some credit. After enduring a difficult opening few months, the England under-21 regular turned things around.
The former Bournemouth man enjoyed a number of stellar displays at the back end of the campaign. His form was that good, that he was called up by Gareth Southgate to the pre-squad for the Euros with England.
The Mail now claims that both Tottenham and Wolves want Ramsdale. The Premier League duo are both in the hunt for new goalkeepers.
Spurs stopper Hugo Lloris faces an uncertain future and is well into his 30s now anyway. At Wolves, Rui Patricio is also said to be a target for Jose Mourinho at Roma.
Interestingly, Ramsdale isn’t the first Blades player Wolves are said to have their eye on. The Molineux club are reportedly keen on Oli McBurnie, too.
United signed Ramsdale for around £18m last summer. The stopper has now been relegated in consecutive seasons but won player of the year with Bournemouth, before finishing well with United.
Sheffield United News View: Ramsdale worth big money that Tottenham aren’t likely to pay
Like with Sander Berge, United will be wanting more than their money back if they were even to consider selling Ramsdale.
In all honesty, it’s vital we keep him. Wes Foderingham is a good understudy but Ramsdale proved in the last few months he’s only getting better with time.
Of course, a massive bid could tempt United. The club are said to need to make up around £40m in the summer. If no bid comes in for Berge, then Ramsdale is realistically the biggest saleable asset.
Hopefully, United stand firm here. Tottenham might want the England man but if they do want him, it will take a big fee. And that’s a fee, given the impact of the pandemic, that the North Londoners are unlikely to pay.