Sheffield United have placed a valuation of around £35m on goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, amid reports that Arsenal are now also in the frame.
The Gunners’ interest follows on from reports last week that both Wolves and Tottenham are keen. Both those clubs are keen on securing long-term goalkeeping options, so Ramsdale is an obvious choice.
However, Yorkshire Live have claimed that United have no intention of allowing Ramsdale to leave. Indeed, it is suggested the club will hold out for around £35m, close to what they want for Sander Berge.
Arsenal are being linked with a number of players this summer. The likes of Ramsdale and Berge just two mentioned. Other names suggested have been Andre Onana of Ajax. While in midfield, Yves Bissouma and Ruben Neves remain targets.
Blades CEO Stephen Bettis has already outlined the club’s intentions in the market this summer. He has said there is no desperate need to sell, while new boss Slavisa Jokanovic will have funds to spend.
It seems, then, that Arsenal and others will need to dig deep if they have any intention of landing Ramsdale.
Sheffield United News View: Valuation on Aaron Ramsdale a fair one and good to see from the club
How refreshing is it to hear noises like this coming out of the club? For so many years, we have got used to seeing our best players sold cheap.
If this is the way Bettis and Prince Abdullah are going to operate in the summer, then I’m all for it. And I’m sure most Blades fans are too.
If those big bids do come, then sure, we might have to take them. But it’s nice to see the club turning the big boys away in the first instance.
At the end of the day, a player is worth as much as the selling club values them at. So if clubs like Spurs and Arsenal want our best, then they’ll have to pay up, or shut up.