Bournemouth swoop for Blades stopper after Begovic failure

Date published: Tuesday 31st January 2017 11:11

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Bournemouth have signed goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale from League One side Sheffield United for an undisclosed fee.

The 18-year-old, who had also attracted the interest of Everton, joins the Cherries on a four-and-a-half-year deal.

Ramsdale has represented England at under-19 and under-18 level and has made two senior appearances for the Blades, after moving to South Yorkshire from Bolton.

Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake told the club’s website: “We are delighted to bring Aaron Ramsdale to the club.

“Aaron is a young, very talented goalkeeper who has represented his country at a number of levels and has a very bright future in the game.

“We believe AFC Bournemouth is the perfect place for him to develop and we look forward to welcoming him into the squad.”

Blades boss Chris Wilder admitted the offer from the Premier League club was too good to turn down.

He said: “There’s been interest in Aaron for quite a while and despite rejecting smaller offers, this bid was too good to turn down. The bid exceeded the club’s valuation.”

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