Arsenal are set to make an offer for Sheffield United’s Aaron Ramsdale as their hunt for a goalkeeper continues, as reported by the Daily Express.
The Lowdown: Sheffield United seek redemption in 2021/22
Moving into 2021/22, it will be intriguing to see how Sheffield United bounce back from their Premier League relegation last term.
Acquiring high-profile individuals could be imperative to mounting a promotion challenge, but keeping a hold of prize assets will also carry deep importance for newly-appointed manager Slavisa Jokanovic.
Could the Bramall Lane outfit now be set for a summer exit following recent reports?
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The Latest: Arsenal prepare a formal approach for Ramsdale
Arsenal are said to be preparing an official bid for England international Ramsdale, as current stopper Bernt Leno has signified his ambition to move on to pastures new, paving the way for the north Londoners to approach the Blades’ 23-year-old with the lure of a return to top-flight football [Daily Express].
The Verdict: Losing Ramsdale would be a bitter blow
Arsenal’s planned transfer offer may come as a blow to the Sheffield United hierarchy, who will surely see Ramsdale as a big part of their plans moving forward. In 2020/21, the Englishman made 42 appearances for the Blades in all competitions, keeping six clean sheets and playing every minute of their Premier League campaign [Transfermarkt] along with earning a place in his country’s Euro 2020 squad.
Impressively, despite keeping a relatively low number of clean sheets for the top flight’s bottom club, Ramsdale made 147 saves across the season [premierleague.com], demonstrating his concentration between the sticks .
Once labelled as ‘incredible’ by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp [Yorkshire Live], the Yorkshiremen will be doing everything in their power to keep hold of their last line of defence.
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