Report: Arsenal move for Ramsdale on verge of collapsing
Arsenal’s move for Sheffield United ace Aaron Ramsdale is on the verge of breaking down.
What’s the story?
According to The Athletic, the two clubs are still apart in their valuation of the Englishman.
It’s contrary to reports from football.london, who claimed earlier today the sides were in advanced talks over a move.
It was claimed the fee would be £30m, £24m up front with £6m in performance bonuses.
The 23-year-old had earlier in the transfer window emerged as the north Londoners’ number one target.
However, it seems as though a move is on the verge of breaking down completely.
It would leave Arsenal needing another goalkeeping target. The outfit have been linked with a move for West Brom’s Sam Johnstone.
Johnstone needs to be the target for Arsenal as Ramsdale deal breaks down
This summer is crucial for Arsenal, how many times have we mentioned that?
Additions are still needed. Among the crucial positions to add to is a in goal. Bernd Leno is the outright number one, however, the poor performances from Alex Runarsson and Mat Ryan’s loan spell having ended, a number two is needed.
You could say the Gunners have dodged a bullet with the falling through of a deal for Ramsdale.
At £30m, it was a hefty price to pay for a player who had a 43.4% pass accuracy last season.