Report: Breakthrough in negotiations as Arsenal close in on 'incredible' player
Arsenal have reportedly agreed a deal in principle to sign Aaron Ramsdale.
According to football.london, the Gunners have agreed a £24million fee with Sheffield United for their goalkeeper.
Just a week ago, talks between Arsenal and the Blades reportedly broke down over the fee.
Ramsdale’s club apparently valued their player at £30million, but the Gunners weren’t prepared to go that high.
The 23-year-old didn’t travel with the squad for Championship meeting with West Brom on Wednesday night.
Sky Sports – via football.london – asked Slavisa Jokanovic why Ramsdale would not feature against the Baggies.
“We talked to Aaron and we felt he was not ready for the game tonight and we took a decision not to use him for the game,” he replied.
Arsenal likely to split fan opinion with Ramsdale signing – TBR View
So it looks as though the Arsenal – Ramsdale transfer saga is coming to an end.
But while it seems like the desired outcome for Mikel Arteta and Edu, it might not be the case for some Gunners fans.
Arsenal’s pursuit of Ramsdale has split opinion amongst supporters, some of whom don’t feel he’s good enough for the Gunners, or that he’s too expensive to be a back-up.
That said, he has done well for United and for Bournemouth, and Jurgen Klopp deemed him “incredible” after a meeting with Liverpool last season.
And you can certainly find some top players from relegated clubs.
The Reds landed Andy Robertson and Georginio Wijnaldum after Hull and Newcastle dropped to the Championship.
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