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Arsenal-linked Ramsdale backed to become ‘one of the best’

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A former teammate of Aaron Ramsdale’s believes the Sheffield United goalkeeper has great potential amid interest from Arsenal.

Aaron Ramsdale can become ‘one of the best’ and is ready for a top club, says his former Bournemouth teammate Asmir Begovic.

The 23-year-old replaced Dean Henderson as Sheffield United’s No.1 goalkeeper last season following a €20.5 million move from Bournemouth. He couldn’t spare the Blades of relegation from the Premier League but did enough to make the England squad for Euro 2020.

This turn of events has reportedly struck Mikel Arteta’s interest. The Arsenal manager seeks a new shot-stopper this summer amid lingering doubts over Bernd Leno’s future. And Begovic isn’t the least bit surprised.

“He can become one of the best, especially in the country,” the now-Everton keeper told talkSPORT about Ramsdale.

“He’s already proved that he can play at the highest level. He’s got a lot of potential still to fulfill.

“The more he plays, the more he’s going to progress. So I’m not surprised to see him linked with some of the top clubs.

“What he’s done over the last couple of years shows everyone the quality he has. With his age, where he’s at, the potential is there to become an even better goalkeeper.”

Sheffield United have reportedly rejected two bids from Arsenal already this summer. The latest reports suggest Arteta’s side could make a third offer to the Championship outfit worth £25 million (€29.2m).