Sheffield United have told Arsenal they will need to offer more than £ 32m to convince them to sell goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale this summer.
The Gunners are keen to reject their goalkeeping department, with both first-choice Bernd Leno and backup Alex Runarsson available for transfer, and Ramsdale quickly emerged as a top scorer.
Two bids for Ramsdale have been rejected / Marc Atkins / Getty Images
Arsenal recently made a bid of 23 million years for around 30 million pounds, but according to The Times, this offer has been turned down and Sheffield United are holding out a little more.
Sheffield United have told the Gunners to increase their offer to at least £ 32m, and believe his status as England international, combined with the remaining three years to run on his contract, makes him a valuable asset.
It is not mentioned whether Arsenal will force, but given that they have already placed two bids and are now only £ 2 million away from getting their man, it seems likely that a third proposal will soon be on Sheffield United’s desk. .
It’s a potential deal that has made some Arsenal fans scratch their heads. After all, Ramsdale does not exactly have the best pitch, having been relegated from the Premier League for two consecutive seasons with Bournemouth and Sheffield United.
Another target, Ajax Andre Onana, is available for less than a third of Ramsdale’s asking price but is apparently allowed to join Lyon instead.
With that said, De Telegraaf recently revealed that talks between Ajax and Lyon have stalled over Onana’s asking price. The Dutch side want 8.5 million pounds but Lyon will still bid higher than 2.5 million pounds.
The door to Onana seems to be open, although Arsenal’s focus recently has been on landing Ramsdale instead.
Arsenal are also interested in Onana / Soccrates Images / Getty Images
Should Arsenal go ahead with their plan to sign Ramsdale, they would need to find an agreement to pay Sheffield United in installments, given that they have already sprayed the cash this summer.
Should Ben White complete £ 50m from Brighton as expected, Arsenal’s spending will rise to £ 72m following the arrival of Nuno Tavares and Albert Sambi Lokonga for £ 7m and £ 15m respectively.