Sheffield United potentially set for pay day if Chelsea target Ramsdale is sold
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Sheffield United potentially set for pay day if Chelsea target Ramsdale is sold

Sheffield United could be set for a pay day if Chelsea or Tottenham Hotspur sign Aaron Ramsdale.

According to the Daily Mail, the two London clubs are interested in the Bournemouth goalkeeper.

The Blues are looking for competition for Kepa Arrizabalaga, with manager Frank Lampard having dropped the Spaniard recently for a string of games.

Spurs, meanwhile, need a replacement for backup ‘keeper Michel Vorm. Ramsdale has been in such impressive form that he could genuinely compete with Hugo Lloris for the number one spot.

Despite it being his first season playing in the Premier League, the Cherries stopper has impressed many with his performances.

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What could Chelsea and Spurs wanting Ramsdale mean for the Blades?

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Ramsdale is a Blades academy product, but left Bramall Lane in January 2017 shortly after Chris Wilder was named manager.

United were a League One side at the time and not in the position to reject a £1m offer from a Premier League team.

Yet what the club have been good at doing when selling their best assets is planning for the future. They do this buy inserting sell-on clauses into each deal.

That occurred last summer when Che Adams made the £15m move from Birmingham City from Southampton. The Blades had a 20 percent sell-on clause, therefore making £3m.

Before that, in the summer of 2017, they also benefited from the sale of Harry Maguire and Kyle Walker to Leicester City and Manchester City respectively. They both had 10 percent clauses, meaning United pocketed £1.7m from Maguire and £4.5m from Walker.

Both defenders left the South Yorkshire club before Ramsdale. There is no specific report, but history would suggest that the Blades would have arranged a similar thing.

There is also no predicted valuation of Ramsdale, but as a promising England Under-21 international it is likely to be high.

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