Official: Arsenal confirm R495m signing

English Premier League

After confirming their permanent acquisition of Martin Odegaard earlier today, Arsenal have now announced an England international as their latest signing for the 2021/22 campaign.

English goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has joined the Gunners from Sheffield United for a reported initial fee of £24 million (R495 million), plus a potential £6 million (R124 million) in add-ons.

Scroll through the gallery above to see Ramsdale in his new team’s colours

"Goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has joined us on a long-term contract from Sheffield United," a statement on Arsenal's official webste read. 

"The 23-year-old, who was part of England's Euro 2020 squad, has represented England at all levels from Under-18 to Under-21 and was Sheffield United’s player of the year last season.

"... Aaron will wear the number 32 shirt.

"The transfer is subject to the completion of regulatory processes, at which point Aaron will be available for Sunday's match against Chelsea."

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The shot-stopper won the Blades' Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards for the 2020/21 season, and was also part of the England squad that took part in the 2020 UEFA European Championship.

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