Sheffield United have £18.5m bid accepted for Aaron Ramsdale - reports

Sheffield United are a step closer to landing a big signing ahead of the 2020/21 campaign, with multiple reports that they’ve had a hefty bid for Aaron Ramsdale accepted.

Aaron Ramsdale could be on his way back to Sheffield United. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Aaron Ramsdale could be on his way back to Sheffield United. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

It was reported by The Star on Friday that the Blades weren’t prepared to match Bournemouth’s £25 million asking price for the shot-stopper, but that they were confident they could get him back to Bramall Lane for significantly less.

Now, with Chris Wilder eager to bring a new goalkeeper on board to replace Dean Henderson, several reports have stated that they have managed to do just that, with an offer of £18.5m now having accepted by Jason Tindall’s side.

United inserted a sell-on clause into Ramsdale deal to Dorset when they sold him to the Cherries three years ago, a clause that should effectively act as a discount in their attempts to lure the 22-year-old back to South Yorkshire.

Ramsdale was snapped up by Eddie Howe back in 2017 after spending time in the Blades’ youth ranks, so he is no stranger to the club or Wilder, and will no doubt be eager to remain in the Premier League following his current employers’ relegation at the end of the 2019/20 season.

Bournemouth are said to have ‘reluctantly’ accepted the offer, but Tindall did tell the media recently, “I know Aaron is a Sheffield boy, he’s from that way and Sheffield United are in the Premier League.”

The Star will monitor the situation as it moves forward, with Wilder no doubt itching to get a move completed as soon as possible.

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