Sheffield United stopper, Aaron Ramsdale, is reportedly a target for Champions League chasing West Ham United.
The Hammers are said to be in the market for a new stopper. Both Darren Randoloph and Lukasz Fabianski are well into their 30s. Ramsdale, at just 22, could well be the ideal long-term replacement.
The report stems from respected West Ham site Claret and Hugh, who believe David Moyes could make a move for Ramsdale if and when the Blades are relegated.
United paid around £18m last summer to bring Ramsdale back to Bramall Lane from Bournemouth. However, he’s managed just the one clean-sheet as Chris Wilder’s men have endured the nightmare second season.
Ramsdale has come in for criticism at times. Indeed, we even called for him to be dropped earlier in the season on this site. However, he has turned things around of late and put in a fantastic display against Liverpool yesterday.
West Ham want Aaron Ramsdale but it will cost them
It’s easy to see why Ramsdale is a man in-demand. He’s still 22, he’s an England under-21 regular, and has, in recent weeks, shown he can be a Premier League quality stopper.
However, there’s no way Sheffield United will be looking to sell Ramsdale and if they did, it would be for the same fee or more than we paid.
Further, Ramsdale has apparently made it clear he sees his future at Bramall Lane anyway. The Examiner publishing comments from Ramsdale earlier today to suggest he’s no intentions of moving on.
For now, it seems this one is something the club and fans don’t really have to be worrying about too much.