Arsenal target has his asking price lowered to £20m

Arsenal has returned to close out the transfer of Aaron Ramsdale from Sheffield United and the Championship club also appears willing to do business with them.

The Gunners have been in the market for a new goalkeeper after Mat Ryan returned from his loan spell at the Emirates.

They had been banking on Alex Runarsson to replace Emi Martinez, whom they sold to Aston Villa last summer.

However, the Icelandic international has proven to be a bad buy and he has hardly been competition for Bernd Leno.

The German is now as inconsistent as ever with his form costing Arsenal points in several games.

The Daily Mail says the Gunners want a British goalkeeper to become a competitor for Leno and they think Ramsdale fits the bill.

They have had two bids for him rejected by Sheffield United before now, with the Blades holding out for £30million.

However, Football London says they have now reduced their asking price to £20million, which should make things easier for Arsenal.

The Gunners will look to add him to their squad and boost their chance of having a better season as they have made a very poor start to the campaign already.

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11 Comments

  1. PJ-SA says:

    Is he worth 20 mil though. I understand it’s now more than 10 mil less but doesn’t mean it’s automatically a good deal. Is he that good?

    OT Arsenal Ladies are killing it!

    1. Sue says:

      Yes, good on them!! At least they’re in Europe 🙂

  2. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

    take another 10M off and provide no contractual assurances regarding first-team football after this season and maybe this makes a little more sense, even though his skillset doesn’t jive with Arteta’s tactics and he’s shown a similar propensity to make clueless plays in and around the box, much like our present Keeper, but, other than that, another managerial masterclass

  3. @darealgooner says:

    Why would you wanna spend £20 million on a keeper who got relegated with his team, that says it all “relegated” is Arteta having a laugh Wats wrong with these guys?? Wat happened Onana yes he’s banned but should be back in October-November and Neto weren’t we interested in him at some point?? I give up 😏

    1. Biscuitbum says:

      This argument has as much relevance as the posters who claim that only very tall keepers can be any good. If I believed all I read on these pages I would think that Ramsdale is a dwarf with short arms. Of course, any player who has been relegated with his club, especially if it’s happened more than once, must be absolute pants.

  4. VasC says:

    Did they forget to mention that the buying club must pay £1 Million for every 10 starts the player makes in add-ons, applicable until the player reaches 200 starts at that club? After learning the true nature of the deal that brought Mari to our club, one simply can’t trust the masterminds at Arsenal!!!

  5. siamois says:

    Speaking of GK’s, yesterday I read that Brentford 2nd or 3rd GK is also called Runarsson and immediately thought that our goalkeeping coach must have mixed them both when he recommended Alex Runarsson to Arteta!

    1. Biscuitbum says:

      Can’t we do a swap?

    2. VasC says:

      Gunnarsson, not Runnarson, mate!

      But, what you say is possible. Both are Icelandic. 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  6. Biscuitbum says:

    Verrips in goal for Sheff. Utd. tonight against West Brom; and the word is that Ramsdale fee has been agreed & other details sorted, so he should be signed time to be on the bench on Sunday.

  7. Ozziegunner says:

    Where does the £20 million come from, when other sources are saying £30 million? I can’t see Sheffield United selling at a loss.

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