Agbonlahor can't believe latest Arsenal bid being submitted after source's Ramsdale update
Arsenal would be “crazy” to spend in excess of £30million for Aaron Ramsdale, according to Gabby Agbonlahor.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Aston Villa and England attacker claimed the Gunners should sign a cheap back-up to Bernd Leno and keep him as their number one goalkeeper.
Football.london reported on 25 July Ramsdale remains the club’s top goalkeeping target after having two bids rejected.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Sheffield United value the Englishman in excess of £30million and they are expecting a new bid around that region.
“For me, that just sums up Arsenal as a club and the way they’re run,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
“You’ve let the Premier League’s best goalkeeper go to Aston Villa for £20million because you think that Leno is better. Then a year later you’re looking to pay £30million for a goalkeeper who didn’t have the best of seasons at a relegated team.
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“Maybe because he got in the England squad late on Arsenal may see that as a big thing. But, for me, it’s really bad business. If you’re paying £30million for Ramsdale he has to be starting and he’s not better than Leno.
“You’re going to make the same mistake again and let Leno probably leave then he’ll go somewhere and be outstanding like Martinez.
“Then you’ll have Ramsdale who looked quite nervous lasts season and he’s going to be at a massive club where there are more nerves again. Arsenal are already known for mistakes in their backline.
“It’s a crazy transfer. You’ve got Leno, bring in a cheap number two and use your money elsewhere where it’s needed. I’m sure Arsenal fans would agree.”