The Gunners have made multiple unsuccessful attempts to sign the English goalkeeper this summer. However, last week, it was reported that Arsenal have pulled away from negotiations because of United’s reluctance to budge from their £40m-valuation.
Earlier today, James Shield of the Star reported that the Gunners have reignited and aim to launch a decisive bid to land their target. The North London side are confident of getting their man this time. As per the report, the proposal is expected to be in the region of £28m.
Arsenal are once again pushing to sign Aaron Ramsdale.
Talks have reopened and there is renewed confidence a deal can be done before end of the window.
— Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_) August 17, 2021
Later in the day, famous Arsenal journalist Chris Wheatley also confirmed the report. However, according to Wheatley, Arsenal are hoping to get the deal done for £20m + add ons. He further adds that Sheffield United are also keen on the deal.
According to multiple reports, United had valued their player between £30m to £40m. However, they find themselves slightly disadvantaged in negotiations as they can’t match Ramsdale’s ambitions with Championship football. It appears now that they have agreed to lower their valuation. Manager Slavisa Jokanov admitted today that the 23-year-old is pushing for a move to the London club.
“It’s natural he wants to be a Premier League player,” he said.
“I am talking with him, he believes it can be a good move for himself but it is not a bad thing for him if he stays with us – he is a talented English player and I understand Arsenal are interested, but this is the business.”
The 23-year-old had initially signed for the Blades as a youth player in 2013 and he went on to make his senior debut in 2016-17. The Blades sold Ramsdale to Bournemouth for a reported £1 million in the summer of 2017. Only to sign him back for around £18.5m three years later. He was a standout performer in a rather dismal season for the Blades as they finished bottom of the Premier League table.
He won the accolade of Sheffield United’s Player of the Season in 20-21, and he also managed to make Gareth Southgate’s final England squad for Euro Cup.