Spurs-linked player admits there was ‘interest from elsewhere’ after completing move

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Dom Le Roy

Signing a backup to Hugo Lloris was reported to be one of Jose Mourinho’s priorities this summer according to reports (Football Insider).

The Spurs boss can consider that box ticked with the arrival of Joe Hart, with the former England international insisting on singing that he is ready to give his all whether or not his name is one the teamsheet.

While the Hart transfer seemed to move fairly quickly, the Lilywhites were linked with a number of goalkeepers since the turn of the year including Ajax’s Andre Onana (talkSPORT).

One of those who was said to be on Tottenham’s radar was Aaron Ramsdale (Daily Mail), who has now sealed a return to his former club Sheffield United, who reportedly paid £18.5million to re-sign him.

After completing a move to the Blades, the 22-year-old admitted that there were other clubs who wanted him this summer, although he did not reveal who that was.

When asked about his decision to return to Bramall Lane, Ramsdale told Sky Sports on Thursday: “I believe there was interest from elsewhere but to be honest I was out of the loop for most of the time.

“I spoke to Eddie Howe when he left [Bournemouth] and that was probably the most contact I had with the management.

“I went on holiday, things developed and I actually found out on the plane home that the fee had been accepted, so I didn’t have many conversations with management at Bournemouth or me pushing anything, it sort of just happened.”

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Seeing as Jose was reportedly after a goalkeeper who can serve as back up to Lloris and potentially push him for the number one spot, I believe Ramsdale was someone who we would have considered. He would have helped with our homegrown quota and at his age, could have been eased into the team over the next couple of years. However, I suspect it is his price that likely put us off and made us go for a short-term fix in Joe Hart.

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