Dean Windass urges EPL club to seal deal for 'outstanding' Sheffield United 'revelation'

Dean Windass has urged Arsenal to push ahead with a potential deal for “outstanding” Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.

Saturday, 24th July 2021, 11:21 am
Aaron Ramsdale. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

The Gunners have been heavily linked with a move for the stopper in recent days, and are understood to be plotting a swoop worth around £30 million of the 23-year-old.

The Blades are seemingly unwilling to part with Ramsdale at that price, however, and are believed to value their player at closer to £40 million.

But former Sheffield United striker Windass has suggested that Mikel Arteta’s men should go all out to make sure that they land their man this summer.

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Speaking to Football Fancast, he said: “I do think Ramsdale is good enough to come in and replace [Bernd] Leno.

"Ramsdale has been outstanding.

"He would be a great signing and if he made him number one, he could be a revelation.”

Not everybody is as convinced that the young goalkeeper has what it takes to thrive at a top six club, however.

Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Graham Roberts has gone on record stating that he would rather his old club – who have also been linked with a move for Ramsdale – focused their attentions on the likes Burnley’s Nick Pope or West Brom's Sam Johnstone.

Speaking recently, he said: “He [Ramsdale] is young. I’m not so sure.

"Me personally, I would have gone for the lad Pope; I think he’s a better goalie.

“I think the lad at West Brom [Sam Johnstone] is a better goalie too.

"So those two I think are ahead of Ramsdale.”