As The Star reported earlier this month, senior figures in South Yorkshire and north London have not yet made official contact with Berg’s Future with agents authorized to act on their behalf until now discussions are underway.
United’s £ 35m valuation for a player they signed for just £ 22m a little over a year and a half ago has frustrated their counterparts in the capital who have so far shown little inclination to meet that demand. And with Arsenal also showing interest in Ramsdale, who was called up to the English Euro squad ahead of today’s game against Scotland at Wembley, the two clubs are likely to clash again as Mikel Arteta’s side reportedly prepares £ 20m to offer in exchange for the goalkeeper.
Confident that Ramsdale will not agitate for a move – he assured after relegation from the Premier League that he is ready to stay at Bramall Lane – United transfer negotiators have said they have no chance of being accepted; That equates to just a £ 1.5m return on the money they paid last summer to sign the youngster from AFC Bournemouth.
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Following his call-up from Southgate following an injury to former lender Dean Henderson, United believe Ramsdale is now worth around £ 40m, given his age and potential.
Ramsdale, who have been occupied 25 times by their country at the U21 level, couldn’t keep United from losing their top status last season. But after being named Player of the Year after a great end to the season, new manager Slavisa Jokanovic wants him to anchor United’s planned promotion next season.
Berge, previously Genk, is expected to leave after expressing his desire to return to Champions League football after representing the Belgians in competition before joining United. His contract won’t expire before 2024, while Ramsdale’s contract still runs for three years.
England goalkeepers Aaron Ramsdale (left), Sam Johnstone and Jordan Pickford (right) during practice at St. George’s Park, Burton upon Trent. Picture date: Thursday June 17, 2021. PA Photo. See PA story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts / PA Wire.