Arsenal get a transfer boost after Sheffield United find a replacement for Aaron Ramsdale.
The Gunners are getting closer to securing their main goalie target.
According to rumors, Sheffield United has found a replacement for Aaron Ramsdale as Arsenal pushes to finalize a deal. The Gunners’ main goalkeeper target this summer is England’s under-21 goalkeeper, who has previously been the subject of two rejected bids.
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After a disastrous 2020/21 season, Mikel Arteta is leading a ruthless rebuild at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal have already spent £75 million on summer transfers, with Arteta still looking for a goalkeeper, right-back, and center-forward.
The Gunners signed Brighton centre-back Ben White for £50 million, marking him the club’s third most expensive signing ever.
Arteta also signed midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga from Anderlecht for £17 million and left-back Nuno Tavares from Benfica for £8 million.
Arsenal are reportedly boosting up their efforts to sign Ramsdale in a deal worth more than £100 million, according to The Sun.
According to the source, Sheffield United is currently looking for a replacement as the Premier League heavyweights’ interest intensifies.
When Ramsdale leaves, the Blades have picked Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Seny Dieng to take his position.
Dieng, 26, made 42 appearances for QPR in the Championship last season and earned his first Senegal cap in March.
Sheffield United might finalise a £6 million deal to bring Dieng to Bramall Lane, with Ramsdale now looking to go.
Arsenal are reportedly willing to meet Ramsdale’s £32 million value, according to the Sun.
With Bernd Leno remaining at the club, it’s a big outlay for a player who might not even solidify his place as first-choice.
Arteta’s interest in a new goalkeeper is intriguing because neither goalie will be pleased to sit on the bench this season.
Perhaps the Spanish manager has lost faith in Leno and will want to trade him this summer in order to reduce the club’s net spending.
Arsenal struggled and finished ninth in the Premier League after allowing Emiliano Martinez to join Aston Villa last summer.
It was the first time in a quarter-century that the Gunners had failed to qualify for a major European competition.
Arteta, on the other hand, has bolstered his squad this summer, and it doesn’t appear like the rebuilding will come to an end very soon.