Arsenal on verge of agreeing £24m plus £6m deal for Aaron Ramsdale as goalkeeper is left out of Sheffield United squad

ARSENAL are reportedly closing in on the £24million transfer of Sheffield United keeper Aaron Ramsdale.

The England man was left out of Sheffield United's squad for their Championship clash away to West Brom on Wednesday night.

He hds started the Blades' first two games of the season.

And according to The Athletic a return to the Premier League is on the cards for the 23 year old.

Arsenal are said to be paying £24m up front with a further £6m to be paid in add-ons.

It is significantly less than the £40m the Blades were previously demanding for their No1.

He is expected to provide instant competition for Bernd Leno at the Emirates.

United paid £18m for Ramsdale from Bournemouth last summer, to replace Dean Henderson – who was on loan from Manchester United.


And despite United's relegation back to the Championship, Ramsdale has won plenty of admirers.

One of those was England boss Gareth Southgate.

He was named in the provisional Three Lions squad but failed to make the final list.

But Henderson picked up ad injury which opened the door back up for Ramsdale to make the final Euro 2020 squad, although he did not play.

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