Arsenal have completed the signing of Aaron Ramsdale from Sheffield United on a long-term contract for a reported £24m initial fee.

The 23-year-old joins on a deal worth an initial £24m with Various add-ons (including first team appearances, England caps and European involvement) which could see the figure rise by a further £6m.

The gunners made the announcement on their website saying:

“In 2017, Ramsdale signed for then Premier League side Bournemouth spending three years at the south coast club, during which time he had loan spells firstly with Chesterfield and then AFC Wimbledon, where he won the club’s young player of the season award, helping the side retain their League One status in 2018/19, having been 10 points from safety in the February of that season.

“Ramsdale returned to Sheffield United in 2020 and started every Premier League match for the Blades last season.”

With Alex Runarsson set to leave this summer, the signing of Ramsdale will provide strong competition for Bernd Leno. Ramsdale will wear the number 32 shirt.

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