By Danny Mills

2nd Aug, 2021 | 7:00pm

Arsenal told to sign Woodman from Newcastle amid £30m+ reveal - Mills

Arsenal should sign Freddie Woodman from Newcastle United as a cheap alternative to Aaron Ramsdale, according to Danny Mills.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Leeds United and England defender admitted he found Arsenal’s continued pursuit of Ramsdale “bizarre”.

Sky Sports reported on 24 July the Gunners are considering a third bid of around £25million for the 23-year-old who Sheffield United value in excess of £30million.

Football Insider revealed on 14 July Newcastle value Woodman at £10million amid interest from Leeds.

Woodman has spent the last two seasons on loan at Swansea City and his father Andy was the head of goalkeeping at Arsenal until recently.

He left his post in March and is now the manager of non-league side Bromley.

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Asked for his assessment of Arsenal’s pursuit of Ramsdale, Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “It’s bizarre.

“Go and get Freddie Woodman for £10million. If you want a back up goalkeeper, there you go.

“He’s got good experience, a decent goalkeeper. He’s coming through and will cost you probably less than half.

“Aaron Ramsdale is not like ‘Wow, outstanding goalkeeper worth more than £30million’. It seems like a lot of money for what you’re getting.

“You don’t look at him last season and go ‘Wow’. Look at Dean Henderson’s season in the Premier League with Sheffield United and if somebody bought him for £30million you get it.

“I know Aaron Ramsdale got in the England squad but there weren’t too many goalkeepers around and there were injuries. £30million seems a lot, an awful lot.”

In other news, Arsenal have been told to complete the signing of a West Ham star after a Sky reveal.