Report: 'Brilliant' player undergoing Arsenal medical now, could be available on Sunday
Arsenal are seemingly edging closer to signing Aaron Ramsdale.
Sky Sports claims the Gunners have struck a deal with Sheffield United over their goalkeeper.
Arsenal will apparently pay the Blades an initial £24million, with a potential £6million extra in add-ons.
The outlet also reports that Ramsdale is currently undergoing his medical at the north London club.
In addition, Arsenal are apparently keen to get the deal done so the 23-year-old can be available on Sunday.
The Gunners have a big Premier League clash this weekend, taking on London rivals Chelsea at the Emirates.
A player would have to be registered by midday on Friday to be available.
As well as Ramsdale, Edu is closing in on Martin Odegaard, who has already had his medical, according to Sky Sports.
Arsenal set to sign “brilliant” keeper?
Arsenal’s pursuit of Ramsdale has split opinion amongst supporters.
Some 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 Gareth Southgate included him in his England Euro 2020 squad.
Jurgen Klopp deemed him “incredible” after a meeting with Liverpool last season.
And Everton and England stopper Jordan Pickford has also sung Ramsdale’s praises recently.
“Ramsdale is brilliant,” he told the England YouTube channel in June.
“I have played against him for a few years, he has been in the Under-21 set-up. It’s a great honour.”
Just a week ago, talks between Arsenal and the Blades reportedly broke down over the fee.
But now it appears the Gunners are on the home straight and will finally get their man.
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