Bournemouth reject Sheffield United’s £12m bid for goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale as relegated side hold out for closer to £25m deal
- Bournemouth rejected a £12m offer for Aaron Ramsdale from Sheffield United
- Keeper Ramsdale, 22, was a standout performer despite his side’s relegation
- England under-21s first choice Ramsdale is also under contract until 2024
- Bournemouth feel Jordan Pickford’s £25m move to Everton is the benchmark
Bournemouth have rejected a £12m offer for Aaron Ramsdale from his former club Sheffield United.
Keeper Ramsdale, 22, was a standout performer despite Bournemouth’s relegation earning their player of the year award.
England under-21s first choice Ramsdale is also under contract until 2024 and the Blades’ approach was rejected out of hand.
Bournemouth rejected a £12m offer for Aaron Ramsdale from his former club Sheffield United
Sheffeld United boss Chris Wilder has seen his side’s first bid for Ramsdale turned down
Bournemouth feel Jordan Pickford’s move to Everton from Sunderland three years ago for an initial £25m has set the benchmark for young English goalkeepers.
Pickford was at a similar stage to Ramsdale, having just been relegated following his first season as No.1 at the time but on the verge of senior international honours.
Bournemouth have no need to sell and showed they will not let their players leave on the cheap with Manchester City’s £41m bid for Nathan Ake more than double what the Vitality Stadium club paid to sign the Dutchman from Chelsea in 2017.
Sheffield United’s interest in Ramsdale suggests they may not re-sign Dean Henderson
Sheffield United firming up their interest in Ramsdale suggests their concerns about their hopes of re-signing in-demand Dean Henderson on loan from Manchester United for a third year next season.
Ramsdale joined Sheffield United in 2013, progressed through their academy and made two FA Cup appearances in 2016 before being snapped up by Bournemouth for £1m the following January.
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