Arsenal ‘are preparing a £30m move for Aaron Ramsdale as Mikel Arteta makes the Sheffield United goalkeeper his top target ahead of Sam Johnstone’ amid doubts over No 1 Bernd Leno
- Arsenal are reportedly lining up a £30m move for Aaron Ramsdale this summer
- The Gunners are in the market for a new keeper amid doubts over Bernd Leno
- According to reports, Ramsdale is their top target ahead of Sam Johnstone
- The 23-year-old has three years left on his deal with the Championship club
Arsenal have reportedly made Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale their top target ahead of Sam Johnstone, as the Gunners line up a £30m move for the English stopper.
The North Londoners have this week been linked with a move for West Brom keeper Johnstone, with reports emerging that Mikel Arteta’s side would rival West Ham for the 28-year-old’s signature.
However, talkSPORT claims that the Gunners prefer Ramsdale over Johnstone, and are preparing to make a £30m move for the Blades keeper, aged 23.
Arsenal are reportedly preparing a £30m move for Sheffield United keeper Aaron Ramsdale
England goalkeepers Johnstone and Ramsdale have emerged as targets for a handful of top flight clubs having each starred for the Baggies and Blades respectively despite their relegation from the Premier League in 2020-21.
Arsenal are understood to be in the market for a new stopper, amid doubts surrounding current No 1 Bernd Leno.
Arteta backed the German goalkeeper over Emi Martinez last summer, sanctioning the Argentine’s sale to Aston Villa.
Yet Martinez has thrived at Villa Park while Leno made a handful of errors at crucial points last season, leaving Gunners supporters doubtful over his credentials as the No 1 moving forwards.
The Gunners are understood to be in the market for a stopper amid concerns over Bernd Leno
According to reports, Arsenal view Ramsdale (L) as their top priority over Sam Johnstone (R)
Arsenal have also been linked with a move for Barcelona No 2 Neto, with the cash-strapped Spaniards in need of a financial boost this window.
Ramsdale has made 75 top flight appearances for United and former club Bournemouth, keeping a total of 10 clean sheets in the league across two seasons.
He joined the Blades from the Cherries for £18.5m and he has three years left on his current contract.
West Ham reportedly had a £6m bid for Johnstone rejected by the Championship club this month, while the Hammers are still understood to favour a move for Alphonse Areola over the Baggies keeper.
The 23-year-old has three years remaining on his contract, having signed for £18.5m last year