Report: Arsenal want £30m ace, could consider structured deal later in the window
Arsenal are reportedly eager to sign Aaron Ramsdale, but his £30million fee could prove a stumbling block.
The Gunners are apparently looking to bolster their goalkeeping ranks this summer.
Bernd Leno made some mistakes last season and Alex Runarsson has not impressed since his move last year.
And Ramsdale, who plays for Sheffield United, is Arsenal’s no. 1 target, according to The Telegraph.
However, the Gunners are reportedly not prepared to pay £30million up front for the 6ft 2in stopper.
Arsenal could consider a structured deal later in the window, added the report.
Ramsdale has made 44 appearances for Sheffield United since joining them from Bournemouth in 2020.
He played in all 38 Premier League games for his club, but couldn’t prevent them from suffering relegation.
Arsenal “allowed their best keeper to leave” – Sinclair
Last year, Arsenal sold Emiliano Martinez for a reported £20million, a decision which looks dreadful in hindsight.
The Argentine was incredible for Aston Villa and then went on to help his nation win the Copa America.
And talkSPORT pundit Trevor Sinclair thinks Arsenal made a really bad call.
“Listen, I don’t get it,” Sinclair told talkSPORT on Wednesday.
“We’ve said before, Emi Martinez going to Villa – why? He was playing superbly well for Arsenal.
“They’ve allowed their best keeper to leave and now they are chasing their tail trying to get someone in to give competition for Leno.
“I just don’t understand how Arsenal is being run as a football club. For me, that Emi Martinez one should have never gone through.
“I know he wanted to play, but let those two goalkeepers play it out for the No.1 jersey and keep it honest.
“They’ve not done it and they’ve let him go and he has been superb at Villa.
“I think for Aaron Ramsdale, that will be a great move for him.
“It’s a huge club, Arsenal, and it is quite a big fee.”