Sheffield United have signed Aaron Ramsdale from AFC Bournemouth for an undisclosed fee. This deal is timely for the Bramall Lane side as Manchester goal keeper returns to United against future extension of loan at Sheffield.
Bournemouth are relegated to the Championship following a dismal performance during the just concluded Premier league campaign. However, the English goal keeper who was with Bournemouth returns to Sheffield and expresses his excitement to compete in the most competitive League in the world.
Aaron said: “I am very fortunate to be able to come back to a place I call home and I’m just excited to get going, see the lads I left behind and meet the new ones now in the team.”
“I’m delighted, it wasn’t an easy decision to leave Bournemouth, but when a club comes in for you, shows that faith he has and is willing to pay this sort of money then obviously I’ve got to do a lot to repay it, but my smile has been ear-to-ear since I walked back through the door.”
Sheffield has been observing Aaron since he was on loan at Chesterfield and AFC Wimbledon.
On Aaron’s return to Sheffield, the manager expressed his delight and gratitude to the board.
“This is not about Dean, it is about bringing Aaron in but Dean was outstanding for us for two-years. We know a lot about Aaron, we’ve watched him developed while on loan at Chesterfield and AFC Wimbledon and obviously we’ve watched him this season too.”
“I’ll like to thank the board for their backing given the situation. Aaron is certainly the amongst the best young goal keepers in this country and we are delighted to have him.”