Arsenal have signed Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale on a long-term deal. The fee could rise to £30m including add-ons depending on whether Ramsdale becomes the Gunners’ long-term No 1, Skysports reports.
Ramsdale has been on boss Mikel Arteta’s radar this summer, having originally joined Sheffield United from Bournemouth in 2020.
Bournemouth are entitled to a 15 per cent sell-on of anything over £19m, and the 23-year-old’s arrival at the Emirates Stadium would likely see back-up goalkeeper Alex Runarsson allowed to leave the club.
Ramsdale, capped at U18 to U21 level by England, re-joined Sheffield United last summer in an £18.5m deal from relegated Bournemouth.
He was Sheffield United’s player of the season despite their relegation last term and the same was the case in his final season at Bournemouth in 2019/20.
Ramsdale was part of England’s Euro 2020 squad which reached the final but is yet to make his full international debut.