Arsenal are targeting a move for Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, but the relegated club want north of £20m for him.
Though the links between Arsenal and Aaron Ramsdale originated in The S*n, they seem to be gaining traction with the more reliable outlets now.
Charlie Wyett initially reported that Ramsdale was a shock target for Arsenal this summer, with Sheffield United looking to make £20m for his sale.
Sky Sports add Ramsdale is one of a number of goalkeepers Arsenal are considering this summer, highlighting that they do remain interested in Brighton’s Mat Ryan as well.
The Times claim Arsenal are targeting Ramsdale to bolster their goalkeeping options and challenge Bernd Leno. The player is reportedly keen on the move, but Sheffield United are asking for a fee of more than £20m – valuing him at £24m.
After all, they only signed Ramsdale for about £18.5m less than a year ago. If they’re letting him go so soon, they want it to be for a profit.
That seems like a lot of money to spend on a goalkeeper if Leno doesn’t leave. If the German international is sold, then signing both Aaron Ramsdale and Andre Onana could make sense, playing Ramsdale until Onana’s suspension ends.
If not, there are surely simpler solutions to the goalkeeping situation than splashing out over £20m on a backup, albeit a young and homegrown backup in England’s Euro 2020 squad.