Sheffield United have reportedly identified Roma goalkeeper, Robin Olsen, as a potential replacement for Aaron Ramsdale at the club.
Ramsdale’s future remains up in the air at Bramall Lane. He was expected to join Arsenal. However, the Gunners have apparently pulled the plug on a deal, owing to United’s £35m asking-price.
But despite Arsenal being unwilling to meet the price-tag, there is expectation that it might not be the very end of their pursuit of Ramsdale.
The Blades, then, have been making enquiries about potential replacements and have apparently put Olsen on their list. That’s according to reports in Italy anyway, with ForzaRoma suggesting the Swede is a target.
Olsen, who played for Everton last term, has 48 caps for his country and played in Euro 2020. He kept two clean-sheets from four in the Euros, and has experience at the highest level.
QPR goalkeeper Seny Dieng is also said to be on United’s list. However, any move will, of course, be dependant on Ramsdale’s exit.
Robin Olsen to Sheffield United?
What better way to replace an international goalkeeper than by looking at another international goalkeeper.
While Olsen might be at the opposite end of the age spectrum to Ramsdale, at 31, he still has plenty left in the tank. Especially at Championship level.
Olsen is Sweden’s number one for good reason. He’s played over 100 games for FC Copenhagen, and 17 times for Roma during the 19/20 campaign.
With Roma willing to let Olsen go, it’s safe to say the Blades could do far worse here. And with Ronaldo Vieira also close to signing, it looks like Serie A is very much a market the club is looking at.