Arsenal have been in contact with Sheffield United over signing goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, according to reports in the English media.
The Gunners are said to be prepared to pay a sizeable sum for the 23-year-old, who only moved to the Blades from Bournemouth for £18.5m last summer.
Ramsdale struggled for form after first arriving at Bramall Lane, and while his performances did pick up as the season went on, the vast majority of fans on Twitter are not convinced about signing the shot-stopper:
The arsenal board , Edu and Arteta are all mad , if they really looking at the poorest goal keeper in the EPL
— Damilfly (@damilfly) June 28, 2021
Please I don’t want to see this name again…. Is this club cursed with mediocrity forever?? ??
— father??fransesc? (@FransescFather) June 28, 2021
he played 2 seasons in the prem, he got relegated in both of them and we want him to be our main goalkeeper?
— skop?? (@skop00) June 28, 2021
This will be one of those few signings (along with Willian) that I have 0 positives things to say about
— ??AubameBloodClatYang?? (@MagnusLanding) June 28, 2021
Spending big money on a GK , who has been relegated twice. Also imo not in a priority position, we will be left short yet agin in key positions. Come the end of the window, this is what happens when you have a inexperienced manger. With a inexperienced sporting director.
— one love T (@YungTT1810) June 28, 2021
This would be a very depressing move as he’s nothing more than bang average.
— Kmag (@JagerbombsORtea) June 28, 2021
— DżysCzekin (@Dzys_Czekin) June 28, 2021
calamity of a goalkeeper
— PokeGooners (@Salt19Pepe) June 28, 2021
Arsenal are thought to be aiming to sign younger players this summer, and with Bernd Leno expected to leave the Emirates, it appears the London club believe Ramsdale has all the attributes necessary to develop into a good number one.
Supporters will take a lot of convincing, though, especially if the Gunners do decide to step up their interest and invest a significant amount of money in the keeper.