Aaron Ramsdale: Sheffield United sign Bournemouth goalkeeper

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Ramsdale made two senior appearances for Sheffield United before joining Bournemouth in January 2017

Sheffield United have re-signed goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale from Bournemouth for £ 18.5million.

Ramsdale, 22, joined Chris Wilder’s Blades – then League One – Cherries in 2017 and was loaned out to Chesterfield and AFC Wimbledon.

He made 37 Premier League appearances for relegation from Bournemouth last season and was named the club’s player of the year for the 2019-20 campaign.

“I am very lucky to be able to come back to a place I call home,” he said.

“I’m just excited to start, to see the guys I’ve left behind and meet the new ones now on the squad,” added Ramsdale, who signed a four-year contract.

“I’m delighted it was not an easy decision to leave Bournemouth but when a club comes in for you, shows they have confidence and are willing to pay that kind of money then obviously I have to do a lot. to pay it back, but my smile has been ear to ear ever since I walked in through the door. ”

Dean Henderson was the Blades’ first-choice goalkeeper last season but, earlier Wednesday, announced he would not be extending his loan deal with Manchester United for a third campaign.

“The goaltender situation is something we have to make sure we do right,” said Blades boss Wilder.

“It’s not about Dean, it’s about bringing in Aaron, but Dean has been exceptional for us for two years. We know a lot about Aaron, we saw him develop on loan at Chesterfield and then AFC Wimbledon and obviously we watched him. him this season too.

“I would like to thank the board for their support given the situation. Aaron is certainly among the best young goalkeepers in this country and we are delighted to have him. “

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