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Official: Arsenal sign Ramsdale on long-term deal

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Credit: Arsenal official website

The English shot-stopper finally arrives at the Emirates in a deal that could reportedly rise up to £30 million.

Arsenal have announced they’ve secured the services of Aaron Ramsdale from Sheffield United.

Ramsdale becomes Arsenal’s fifth signing of the summer and second in less than 12 hours after Martin Odegaard, whose transfer was announced on Friday morning.

The Gunners have signed the goalkeeper on an initial £24 million fee, and that figure increase by a further £6 million with bonuses and various add-ons such as first-team appearances, international caps, and European involvement, according to sources.

Ramsdale will initially serve as a back-up for Arsenal’s No.1 Bernd Leno at the start and can be expected to compete with him for a regular starting berth sooner or later.

A part of the official statement on the Arsenal website reads: “Goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has joined us on a long-term contract from Sheffield United.

“The 23-year-old, who was part of England’s Euro 2020 squad, has represented England at all levels from Under-18 to Under-21 and was Sheffield United’s player of the year last season.

“Aaron will wear the number 32 shirt.

“The transfer is subject to the completion of regulatory processes, at which point Aaron will be available for Sunday’s match against Chelsea.”