Arsenal transfer boss Edu hopes to make a second offer for Aaron Ramsdale, a priority target.
This summer, Arsenal has yet to sign a new goalkeeper.
According to sources, Arsenal has not given up on goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale of Sheffield United this summer. The Gunners are expected to make another approach for the England under-21 international before the transfer deadline on August 31.
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In their pursuit for a replacement for current number one Bernd Leno, Arsenal has already had two proposals rejected by Sheffield United this summer.
However, with less than two years left on Leno’s deal, a new goalkeeper signing may be considered as his replacement.
Ramsdale has been relegated in both of his Premier League seasons, first with AFC Bournemouth before joining the Blades for £18.5 million last year.
However, the 23-year-old was voted Player of the Year in both seasons, and many people believe he has a lot of promise.
Arsenal haven’t given up on Ramsdale, according to football.london, and will make a third offer for his services this month.
The Gunners are thought to be unconcerned about the situation, but the looming deadline may compel them to make a decision.
Despite their interest, football.london reports that Arsenal’s offer will fall short of Sheffield United’s £30 million asking price.
Arsenal is reportedly mulling a third proposal for the teenage goalkeeper valued roughly £25 million, according to Sky Sports.
Any agreement for Ramsdale, they allege, will almost certainly include major add-ons, with the third bid reportedly being an initial sum of £18 million plus an extra £7 million paid over time.
Mikel Arteta has already added about £75 million worth of new players to his team this summer.
Edu has signed Brighton centre-back Ben White for £50 million, Anderlecht midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga for £17 million, and Benfica left-back Nuno Tavares for £8 million.
With football, though, more additions are required.
According to the source, Arteta is also looking for a new right-back, attacking midfielder, and striker this month.
Arsenal may need to move quickly if they want Ramsdale to arrive and start as Leno’s backup.
On Tuesday, August 10, Sheffield United will play Carlisle United in the Carabao Cup first round.
If Ramsdale plays, he will be cup-tied as an Arsenal player for the remainder of the competition.
There are workarounds, but a decision on the transfer could be made soon.