Kenny tips Sheffield United to swoop for new goalkeeper amid £45m reveal

Sheffield United may need to sign a new goalkeeper in the summer as it looks as though Aaron Ramsdale may be about to quit the club. 

That is according to former Blades shot-stopper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after the Daily Mail reported that Burnley are eyeing the 22-year-old.

The report claims that Ramsdale’s mooted exit is likely to hinge on the potential sale of England keeper Nick Pope, who the clarets value at £45million.

Ramsdale has spent just one season at Bramall Lane after signing from Bournemouth in an £18.5m deal in August.

Kenny claims that United need to strengthen in a number of areas but that a new shot-stopper could be paramount.

“They need strengthening everywhere they can,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

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“They might even need a new goalkeeper because Ramsdale could be going somewhere else.

“That’s been talked about, so that’s one position they could be after.

“They need to freshen things up after the way things have gone this season. We’ve had more or less the same team for quite a few seasons.

“Obviously, we need a goalscorer. But that’s not the only position that needs looking at. A lot will depend on who leaves as well.”

Only two keepers have saved more shots than Ramsdale in the Premier League this season.

He has stopped 138 efforts, while Leeds’ Illan Meslier and West Brom’s Sam Johnstone have saved 144 and 157 respectively (Wyscout).

In other news, another team joins Rangers and Sheffield United in pursuit of 33-goal striker.