Mills 'can't believe' update from Sky today on Arsenal huge-money Ramsdale chase
Danny Mills has admitted he is baffled Arsenal are trying to sign Aaron Ramsdale from Sheffield United.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Leeds United and Premier League defender insisted the Gunners do not need to sign a new goalkeeper this summer.
Sky Sports’ Dharmesh Sheth reported today (5 July) Arsenal are set to make a formal approach for Ramsdale to Sheffield United when England’s Euros campaign ends.
The Sheffield Star reported on 29 June that the Blades value their number one at £40million.
That’s the second mega-money deal Arsenal are pursuing with the club in advanced talks to sign Ben White for £50million.
Ramsdale was a late call up to the England squad after Dean Henderson suffered a shoulder injury in training.
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And Mills has claimed Henderson’s club side Manchester United are showing what Arsenal need to do if they want a new stopper.
He told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “It’s interesting isn’t it, because Heaton has just gone to Man Utd, so you start to think that’s one of Henderson or De Gea out and where do they go?
“With Ramsdale, that’s an awful lot for a back-up keeper. You can often pick up a back-up keeper, like Tom Heaton who’s a very capable goalkeeper in his mid-30s. They’re not happy but they understand their role is to sit on the bench. You can find someone like that for not a lot of money.
“It seems a lot of money to pay for a second-choice goalkeeper.
“Leno’s not a bad keeper. It’s not like you need to replace him immediately. That’s why I can’t believe it or work it out because Arsenal have other things to sort out in the transfer market. There are a lot more important things than their goalkeeper that need to change.
“To go big for a second-choice goalkeeper, something doesn’t quite seem right with that.”