May 23, 2024

Newcastle have renewed their interest in acquiring Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, according to a recent report. The 25-year-old is considering his options after losing his starting position at Arsenal to David Raya, who is currently on loan from Brentford, following two seasons as the club’s primary goalkeeper.

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Despite being heavily linked with Chelsea, Ramsdale’s move to Stamford Bridge seems improbable at this stage, as revealed by 90min in late February. West Ham United has also been monitoring his situation, but Ramsdale is expected to make a decision on his future after Euro 2024, with additional interest from clubs in mainland Europe.

It’s understood that Ramsdale, who joined Arsenal in 2021 for a fee potentially reaching £30 million, prefers to stay in the Premier League. Mail Sport reports that Newcastle could provide an alternative path for him to leave north London as they seek to strengthen their squad. Manager Eddie Howe previously signed Ramsdale during his tenure at Bournemouth, and it’s rumored that Newcastle’s summer transfer plans involve recruiting a younger goalkeeper to supplement current options Martin Dubravka and Nick Pope.

Dubravka, aged 35, currently holds the goalkeeper position at Newcastle, while 32-year-old Pope is still recovering from a shoulder injury sustained in December’s match against Manchester United. However, Dubravka’s contract has just over a year remaining.

Despite playing only six Premier League games for Arsenal this season due to Raya’s presence, Ramsdale has extensive experience in the league, having played 153 matches and kept 38 clean sheets. He continues to be part of Gareth Southgate’s England squad, despite limited playing time at club level.

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