AFC Bournemouth are reportedly expecting a second offer for goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale from Sheffield United.
Last week, as reported by Sky Sports reporter Mark McAdam, Sheffield United made a £12million offer for Ramsdale, which was rejected by the Cherries.
AFCB reject £12 million pound bid for Aaron Ramsdale from Sheff United.
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Sheffield United’s preferred choice for the goalkeeping slot is Manchester United shot-stopper Dean Henderson, who was on loan with Sheffield United during their return season to the top flight of English football for the 2019/20 season.
Henderson had an impressive season in the Premier League and is in contention to fight to become England’s first-choice goalkeeper position ahead of the delayed UEFA European Championships next summer.
However, reports from the Daily Mail, suggest that Manchester United have yet to make a decision on Henderson’s immediate future and thus Sheffield United are scrabbling around for alternative options.
They have already signed Wes Foderingham from Rangers, but also remain interested in Aaron Ramsdale as their back-up plan.
Sheffield United’s first offer of £12million was rejected by AFC Bournemouth, so a reported improved offer of £15million doesn’t look likely to be acceptable for the 22-year-old England Under-21 international.
In fact the report suggests that AFC Bournemouth would be looking for over double the amount of Sheffield United’s first offer.
AFC Bournemouth signed Aaron Ramsdale from Sheffield United in January 2017 as an 18-year-old, for just £800,000. He has since enjoyed a loan spell with third-tier side AFC Wimbledon, before being named as the Cherries number one ‘keeper for the 2019/20 season.
In March he was reportedly linked with Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.
Where will Ramsdale be next season?
If Demin is true to his word and has all the ambition and commitment to taking us back to the PL then Ramsdale and Brooks are the two players we need to play hardball with…
Both players young and have PL experience and as you say, on long contracts which firmly places the ball in our park… Personally I’d rather the club just come out with a big fat ‘not for sale’ on both and just let the World know we are not going to entertain any offers… but they won’t, so the best we can hope for is £25-£30m each… No less!!!! – Join the conversation, click here.