Sheffield United’s Aaron Ramsdale has emerged as being a potential transfer target for Mikel Arteta and Arsenal, with Sky Sports reporting that the club are willing to let current number one Bernd Leno leave the club as long as they can get a replacement in place before the 2021/22 Premier League season starts.
Sheffield United’s Aaron Ramsdale Emerges as Arsenal Target
Arsenal Consider Ramsdale Move
Ramsdale has just joined up with Gareth Southgate’s England squad at Euro 2020 after Dean Henderson picked up an injury and returned home. Ramsdale joined Sheffield United in the summer of 2020 but suffered relegation to the Championship after the club finished bottom of the league. Ironically, it was Henderson that Ramsdale replaced between the posts at the Blades after his season-long loan came to an end and he returned to Manchester United to fight for the number one jersey at Old Trafford.
Sheffield United paid £20 million to bring Ramsdale to the club and will want to at least make back what they paid for him.
Leno Back to Germany
Bernd Leno’s future is uncertain, with it being felt he may wish to move back to Germany in this window. Mat Ryan was back up to Leno in the second half of the 2020/21 season but there is currently no agreement in place for his return after a loan spell from Brighton & Hove Albion.
Ramsdale is unlikely to feature at the Euro’s for England as he will be the third keeper behind number one Jordan Pickford and Sam Johnstone of West Bromwich Albion, but he is proud to be called up although his thoughts are with Henderson: “While I’m delighted to be joining back up with England, my immediate thoughts are with Deano as I know how much it meant to him to be involved but I have now been given the honour and to be involved in a major tournament is what dreams are made of.”