Bernd Leno was one of few that impressed at the Emirates in the 2020/21 Premier League season but the club are still pursuing another keeper, suggesting that Mikel Arteta is yet to be convinced by him. If any Aaron Ramsdale Arsenal deal is to take place, they have been told in no uncertain terms by Sheffield United that they will need to bid at least £32 million before any offer is considered.
Aaron Ramsdale Arsenal Deal Needs £32 Million Bid
Sheffield United Issue Arsenal Ultimatum Over Keeper Bid
Ramsdale occasionally impressed for the Blades but could do little to stop the clubs’ relegation to the Championship. The £32 million price tag reported by The Times is set to make eyes water at Arsenal and, should they move for the keeper, he would likely be replacing Leno. It is hard to realistically conceive that Arsenal would pay such a fee for a player to be a back up only.
Sheffield United bought Ramsdale from Bournemouth in 2020 for £18.5 million and are determined that if they have to sell him, they make a large profit that can be re invested as they look to bounce back to the Premier League at the first attempt.
He also has three years left on his contract at Bramall Lane, meaning the Blades hold the aces in this potential transfer deal.
Despite Ramsdale being selected in the England Euro 2020 squad, he has been in goal for two clubs in two consecutive relegations from the Premier League, meaning his price tag would be a huge risk for any club to pay out.
Arsenal do need another keeper but already had Emiliano Martinez who they sold for £20 million and, if they sign Ramsdale for £32 million or more, it will be a deal that may have fans asking serious questions of technical director Edu.
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