Arsenal goal Aaron Ramsdale isn’t but adequate to displace Bernd Leno in Mikel Arteta’s aspect ought to they signal him from Sheffield United, Gabby Agbonlahor has warned.
The Gunners are stated to be seeking to signal cowl and competitors for Leno this summer time, with Ramsdale rising as a goal.
The Athletic reported final month that Arsenal had made contact with the Blades and began talks over a transfer for the 23-year-old.
It is known that United worth Ramsdale at round £20 million after a season that noticed the keeper earn himself a spot in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for Euro 2020 – having been referred to as up as a substitute for Dean Henderson.
Speaking to Football Insider, Agbonlahor has issued his verdict on the English shot-stopper and warned that he’s not but adequate to displace Leno.
He stated: “I believe he is an efficient goalkeeper.
“But Leno, on his day, he is usually a excellent goalkeeper. He has his off days however on his day he’s very proficient.
“I nonetheless suppose he’ll be the one which performs.”
With his deal not set to run out till the summer time of 2024, United are underneath no obligation to promote him this summer time and new boss Slavisa Jokanovic is believed to need to communicate to him to evaluate his stance on his future.
Having come via the Yorkshire membership’s academy however left in 2017, Ramsdale rejoined the Blades final summer time – arriving from Bournemouth in an £18 million deal.
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It’s onerous to disagree with Agbonlahor on this one. You’d query whether or not Ramsdale is nice sufficient to be the primary selection keeper at a membership like Arsenal.
That means, ought to he keep on the Emirates, Leno would probably stay in possession of the primary shirt.
£20 million is some huge cash to spend on a backup keeper, notably with funds prone to be tighter than normal this summer time.
Though Ramsdale is just 23 and will set up himself as first string in years to come back, this is probably not the suitable window to spend large on that kind of transfer.