Arsenal’s third and final bid for Sheffield United’s Aaron Ramsdale is set to be significantly less than previously reported in the media.
Sky Sports report that contrary to claims of an incoming Arsenal bid of £30m for Aaron Ramsdale, the Gunners’ third and likely final potential bid for Ramsdale would be £18m upfront with a possible £7m in add-ons.
As reported elsewhere, Sky write that Arsenal have already had two bids turned down for Ramsdale. But even their third bid wouldn’t hit £20m in upfront payments, and the previous two were presumably even less.
Football.London reported earlier this week that talks with Sheffield United over Ramsdale had reached an impasse. The issue is that his club value him at £30m, considerably far from Arsenal’s own valuation.
That £30m valuation has been repeated in other outlets like The Telegraph, The Guardian, and now Sky, which is perhaps what led to the confusion that Arsenal were actually planning to offer £30m. It seems the Gunners only plan to go to £25m, even with add-ons.
Now it’s a question of whether Sheffield United are willing to compromise and accept that final offer to get some money in, or if they’ll hold firm and keep the player instead. It doesn’t look like Arsenal have any intention of giving in and paying up in full.