Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale is a shock target for Arsenal, as reported by The Sun.
The Lowdown: Sheffield United eye 2021/22 redemption
Sheffield United will be looking to immediately bounce back to the Premier League in 2021/22, in the wake of their unfortunate relegation to the Sky Bet Championship [Guardian].
Though player incomings may will be a crucial part of kick-starting their promotion push, keeping hold of their assets may take precedence for newly appointed boss Slaviša Jokanović [BBC].
In recent times, Blades midfielder Sander Berge has been linked with a move to Arsenal [Yorkshire Live], meanwhile Wolverhampton Wanderers have previously shown an interest in striker Oliver McBurnie [GIVEMESPORT].
Surprisingly, it may turn out to be a different player who departs Yorkshire for the Gunners according to latest stories.
Should the Blades sell Ramsdale for £20 million?
The Latest: Ramsdale an Arsenal target; £20 million fee quoted
As Bernd Leno’s future becomes exceeding unclear between the Emirates sticks, Ramsdale has emerged as a potential acquisition for the Londoners as they restructure their squad [The Sun].
Sheffield United are said to be holding out for around £20 million for the 23-year-old [The Sun], who has replaced Dean Henderson in England’s EURO 2020 roster, after the Manchester United stopper sustained a hip injury [Guardian].
Arsenal are also said to be interested in Brighton & Hove Albion goalkeeper Mat Ryan, who may prove to be a more financially prudent alternative in the last line of defence [Daily Cannon].
The Verdict: Losing Ramsdale would be a bitter blow for the Blades
Without question, losing Ramsdale would come as a bitter blow to Sheffield United as they set out to conquer the English second-tier.
In 2020/21, Ramsdale was ever-present for the Bramall Lane outfit, making 42 appearances across all competitions [Transfermarkt].
Though he endured a tough campaign last time out, there is no doubt that he has the ability to become a top-class goalkeeper at Premier League level in the coming years, evidenced by his call-up to Euro 2020 duty.
Continuity is key to breeding success in football, and losing his commanding presence would be a sore setback to the Blades as they prepare for next term.
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