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Villa Linked With Talented Stopper, But I Can’t See It Happening


With news coming through that Bournemouth had ‘reluctantly’ accepted a reported £18.5million fee from Sheffield United for talented 22-year-old stopper Aaron Ramsdale, the rumour mill suggested that Aston Villa had joined the race for the player.

Ramsdale made the switch from Bramall Lane to Dean Court in the 2017 January window for £1million and with two decent loan spells under his belt for experience, he established himself as their No 1 this season, and although he only kept five clean sheets in the league as they were relegated, he won plenty of admirers.

Earlier today, Sky Sports claimed that we had joined the race for his capture, alongside another unnamed club.

Can You See Us Signing Ramsdale?

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Whilst undoubtedly a talent, I don’t imagine for a second we’d cough up nigh on £20million plus on another goalkeeper and from Ramsdale’s point of view, he’d be guaranteed No 1 at United with Dean Henderson likely returning to Old Trafford, so would he entertain coming in as Tom Heaton’s understudy?

I just don’t see this one myself.

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  • Tony J says:

    Although I put him on my wish list on here a few weeks ago, it looks at though Ramsdale is well set for Sheffield United. His past historical links with the club and coach and his certain number one status at the club looks to have clinched it.

    I am just getting the sense of a bit of uneasiness in the Villa transfer camp. I could be wrong and know players have been on holiday, but it feels as though we may have met a few obstacles. Rashica doesn’t seem too keen and I expect a lot of deals will remain dependant on other deals being sorted to provide cover etc.

    I just hope we are not being viewed as the mini-me version of Man United – ‘Plenty of dosh with not much strategy – let’s fleece ‘em’.

    • Mike Field says:

      As much as we want to build the future through youth, we simply should be nailing prospects like Nick Pope when he was at Charlton, Daniel Bentley when at Southend and so on – oh and not letting the likes of Matija Sarkic leave on a free because we pissed him off by bringing him back from loan to not even put him in the squad for the second half of the year!

      Sheff U are desperate after Henderson, we shouldn’t be paying that price for him anyway, we should be identifying the next Ramsdale (and whilst impressive, I’ve seen better).

      Big window for us when it comes to proper ambitions.

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