Aaron Ramsdale: Goalkeeper Joins Sheffield United From Bournemouth

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Sheffield United have confirmed that they have signed goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale for an undisclosed fee.

The 22-year-old returns to the club where he started his career after three-and-a-half years away.

Aaron Ramsdale Joins Sheffield United

Returning After Successful Year

Ramsdale his returning to Bramall Lane after a successful season with Bournemouth, despite their relegation to the Championship.

The 22-year-old was promoted to the number one spot in the Cherries starting line-up after a series of successful loan spells.

Although he conceded 62 goals in 37 appearances, Ramsdale made a number of excellent performances and was credited with giving Bournemouth a hope of survival until the final day of the season.

His return is likely to mean that Dean Henderson will not be returning. After a successful two-year loan spell, Henderson has returned to Manchester United.

What Was Said?

Speaking about his return to Bramall Lane to the official Sheffield United website, Ramsdale said: “I’m very fortunate to be able to come back to a place I call home and I’m just excited to get going, see the lads I left behind and meet the new ones now in the team.

“I’m delighted, it wasn’t an easy decision to leave Bournemouth, but when a club comes in for you, shows that faith it has and is willing to pay this sort of money then obviously I’ve got to do a lot to repay it, but my smile has been ear-to-ear since I walked back through the door.”

Blades manager Chris Wilder said: “The goalkeeping situation is something we have to make sure we get right.

“This is not about Dean (Henderson), it’s about bringing Aaron in, but Dean was outstanding for us for two years. We know a lot about Aaron, we’ve watched him develop on loan at Chesterfield and then AFC Wimbledon and obviously we’ve watched him this season too.

“I’d like to thank the board for their backing given the situation. Aaron is certainly amongst the best young goalkeepers in this country and we are delighted to have him.”

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