Agreed Ramsdale Fee
Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale is a player Arsenal have apparently been keeping an eye on all summer. With Bernd Leno entering the final two years of his contract, and current backup Runar Alex Runnarson seemingly leaving the club, the need for a No. 2 shooting plug is clear.
Now, according to trusted Arsenal journalist Chris Wheatley, the Gunners have stepped up their search for the Blades goalkeeper, who was left out of their Carabao Cup encounter against Carlisle on Tuesday night.
Excludes: Arsenal in advanced talks to sign Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdalehttps://t.co/K503vy3kJt
– Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_) August 11, 2021
According to the football.london journalist, Arsenal is expected to “Pay an upfront fee in the region of £ 24 million for the England international, with performance-related add-ons including the number of appearances potentially reaching the £ 30 million mark.”
The addition of Ramsdale, with the homegrown factor believed to be key in the decision, will certainly have an impact on Bernd Leno. The current Arsenal number one has less than two years left on his current contract with the Emirates, and so far there have been no indications that he will extend his time in North London.
Arsenal fans react
It’s safe to say that Arsenal fans, on social media at least, weren’t happy with the news of the transfer that was made known to the 23-year-old goalkeeper this morning. Many took to Twitter to express their confusion about the deal, and specifically the price.
If Arsenal insisted on having a youth goalkeeper, we should have stayed with Martinez.
Instead we kept Leno (who wasn’t sure he wanted to stay at the club), we sold Martinez for £ 20 million and now we are spending £ 30 million at Ramsdale.
However you look at it, it has been a disaster.
– Freddie Paxton (@Freddie_Paxton) August 11, 2021
If the people who sought out and brought Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson to Arsenal are the same people involved in this Ramsdale, they should all be fired and never allowed anywhere near Arsenal Football Club. Who spends £ 30 million on a backup gatekeeper when we have more pressing areas to tackle?
– WelBeast (@WelBeast) August 11, 2021
It’s fair to say that Ramsdale’s signing is the first signing I see from the club that 100% of the fans are against. It says a lot! I just have to wait for him to prove us wrong.
– Renato (@rehnato) August 11, 2021
Arsenal are in advanced talks to sign Aaron Ramsdale from Sheffield United for £ 24m + £ 6m in add-ons.
I honestly don’t know where to start … pic.twitter.com/c3I1JKcf4Y
– Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) August 11, 2021
Arsenal could be out of play for the English goalkeeper
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