Arsenal could struggle to complete a deal for Sheffield United’s Aaron Ramsdale this summer, as they want more than £30m for him.
Goal report that Arsenal have an interest in Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, but they’re yet to make an offer. The Blades’ asking price is believed to be in excess of £30m, and Goal claim this “could be an obstacle” for Arsenal.
So it should be! Over £30m is a ridiculous price for the goalkeeper of a relegated club who they bought for £18.5m just a year ago. The idea that he’s gone up in value by over £11.5m by getting relegated with pretty average stats is nonsense.
At £20m, Ramsdale already seemed too expensive. That’s basically what Arsenal paid for Bernd Leno, a highly-rated goalkeeper with six years of European experience entering his prime.
Ramsdale doesn’t have the experience, he doesn’t have the track record, he’s only played two full seasons of senior football – and he got relegated in both.
Obviously, a goalkeeper can’t be entirely responsible for a team going down, but Ramsdale’s net positive impact was minimal at best.
Nonetheless, the rumours persist for now. The Athletic reported earlier this week that Arsenal were in talks for the goalkeeper, following up their interest in signing him by making contact with Sheffield United.