Report: Bournemouth accept £18.5m offer for rumoured Spurs target

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Sky Sports have revealed that Bournemouth have accepted an £18.5million offer from Sheffield United for rumoured Tottenham target Aaron Ramsdale.

Jose Mourinho is said to be keen on bringing in a backup goalkeeper this summer (Football Insider), with Ramsdale reportedly being one of the names on the North Londoners’ radar (Daily Mail).

However, it now looks as if the Blades have won the race for the shot-stopper who left Bramall Lane to sign for the Cherries in 2017 for a deal worth £1m.

The report claims that Chris Wilder’s side had seen a £12m bid to re-sign the 22-year-old rejected by Bournemouth earlier this month before coming back with the increased offer.

While the fee has now been agreed between the two clubs, it is said that Ramsdale’s personal terms are yet to be negotiated.

It is revealed that Sheffield United switched their sights to Ramsdale as Dean Henderson is currently in negotiations with Manchester United over a new contract, following his two-year loan spell with the Blades.

It is also claimed that Henderson, who is said to be interesting Spurs (Mundo Deportivo), wants to compete with David De Gea for the number one shirt at Old Trafford.

Spurs Web Opinion

There are one of two ways we can go as far as our goalkeeper pursuit is concerned this summer. We can go for a bargain backup option to replace Michel Vorm, in which case we will probably not be looking to spend upwards of £5m. Conversely, we could go for a younger, up-and-coming goalkeeper who could initially play second fiddle to Lloris before eventually replacing him as the club’s number one long-term, a bit like how the Frenchman was brought in to faze Brad Friedel out. Looking at the names we have been linked with so far (Dean Henderson, Andre Onana, Thomas Strakosha, Mike Maignan, etc), it does sound like Mourinho might be looking to pull off the latter.

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  1. Spurs highjacking the Ramsdale deal makes perfect sense, he’s young, talented, British so fits the homegrown need and is at a fairly reasonable price for all of the above.
    Personally he has much more of a chance of replacing Lloris long-term than Gazzaniga has, even though I rate Gazza.

    Zeki Celik and one of Matt Cash, DJ Spence, Stephon Sessegon or Jadon Boyle will be gr8 as our right-backs.

    Left-back I like Davies and Ryan Sessegon.

    CB I think again we good with Toby, Sanchez, Dier, Tanganga and Foyth.
    Maybe a left-footer would be good for balance.

    Midfield is decent with Lo Celso, Ndombele (will come good), Sissoko, Winks (unless City do offer £40m+), Hojberg and Skipp.

    Behind Kane, Son, Lucas, Bergwijn, Dele, Lamela are all decent but if we can add Ebe Eze and either Wilson or Deeney to that then we’d have a strong squad and the problem of homegrown players solved.

    Beyond that if Lamela goes Perisic would be a brilliant replacement until Eze becomes more consistent or Jack Clarke gets his act together.

    No huge big name players needed but a larger squad to cope with the fixture congestion next season brings is absolutely needed


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