Sources: Ramsdale to feature v Chelsea after agreeing five-year Arsenal deal and passing medical
Arsenal are pressing on with finalising the transfer of Aaron Ramsdale in time for him to feature against Chelsea on Sunday, Football Insider has learned.
This site broke the news yesterday morning that the goalkeeper had started a medical with the London giants after they had a bid accepted by Sheffield United.
An Arsenal source has told Football Insider that Ramsdale, 23, has now agreed personal terms on a five-year contract.
He is expected to put pen to paper today on the deal as Arsenal finalise their fourth summer signing.
Mikel Arteta’s side are simultaneously putting the finishing touches to the permanent capture of Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid.
Ramsdale will be the cheaper of the two high-profile arrivals, with his fee believed to be an initial £24million rising to £30m with add-ons.
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Odegaard, 22, is unlikely to take part in Sunday’s game against Chelsea as his visa application process is ongoing.
But Arsenal want Ramsdale to feature in their matchday squad against the European champions and are working to process the deal in time.
In accordance with Premier League regulations, the goalkeeper must be registered by Friday’s lunchtime cut-off to play this weekend.
Should the two big-money deals get done, Arsenal will take their spending this summer beyond the £100million mark.
They have previously signed Ben White, Nuno Tavares and Albert Sambi Lokonga for the first team.
Arteta’s side have pursued Ramsdale all summer after making him their top target to challenge Bernd Leno for the number one shirt.