Sheff Utd have £18.5m bid accepted for alternative to Man Utd star

Date published: Saturday 15th August 2020 12:18

Bournemouth have accepted a bid from Sheffield United for goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, according to reports.

The Blades have had Dean Henderson on loan from Manchester United for the past two seasons. But the young goalkeeper’s future is now in question, as United want to send him abroad before bringing him back next summer.

Sheffield United had been hopeful of taking Henderson for a third year. But amid a lack of progress with the deal, they have turned their attention to other targets.

Their interest in Ramsdale emerged recently. The 22-year-old came through their youth ranks, before they sold him to Bournemouth in 2017.

He could now make his return, though. According to various sources, Bournemouth have accepted a bid for the keeper.

The Athletic say the South Coast club have done so “reluctantly”, after revealing the fee is around £18.5m. A sell-on clause could take it to £21m. That’s lower than the £25m they had been hoping for.

Sky Sports and talkSPORT also back up the claims that the bid has been accepted. The Yorkshire club will still have to agree personal terms with the England Under-21 international.

The decision will likely have a big impact on Henderson’s future. Man Utd see him as a long-term successor to David De Gea, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will stick with the Spaniard as number one next season.

That will likely push Henderson out on loan again. The Red Devils want him to join a side with a similar style of play – but it might not be in the Premier League.

Read the latest on his future here…


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