Report: What sources have said about bid Arsenal plan to make for Aaron Ramsdale
Arsenal have no intention of meeting the £40 million asking price Sheffield United have set for Aaron Ramsdale with their first bid for the goalkeeper, but they do indeed to prove their intent with that offer, according to The Star.
The Gunners are eyeing a move for the Blades star amid doubts over Bernd Leno’s future at the Emirates. At the very least, they need one new goalkeeper this summer.
The Star notes that Ramsdale is not looking to force his way out of Bramall Lane. But Arsenal are expected to confirm their interest with a bid after Euro 2020.
Perhaps unsurprisingly however, they are not planning to immediately offer the fee United want.
According to The Star, their sources have claimed that they have no intention of offering £40 million straight away. But they do still plan to prove how serious their interest is with their first bid.
Arsenal bid for Ramsdale may provide clue on role he may have at Emirates
With Leno still at Arsenal, it will be very interesting to see how the Gunners approach their pursuit of Ramsdale.
They obviously rate him highly. Even if Sheffield United are prepared to reach a compromise, Arsenal are going to have part with a huge sum to get him in.
That would suggest that they view the Englishman as a potential first-choice option for next year.
Ramsdale was actually outstanding in the second-half of last season. So he certainly has the potential. But it may be a big call to hand him the number one spot immediately.
So some will be keeping an eye on the amounts Arsenal are offering as it may provide a clue as to what role Mikel Arteta sees Ramsdale having next season should he make the switch.
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