Charles Watts said he can “see” Arsenal’s £60 million-rated star leaving when Arteta makes a drastic decision
Ramsdale was replaced by David Raya in the Gunners’ 1-0 win against Everton on Saturday, and Watts believes the club would demand “big money” if they sell the 25-year-old next summer:
“If Arsenal do decide to sell Ramsdale, and I hope it doesn’t happen, but I can just see it happening though in the summer. If they do, even Arsenal can’t not get big money for Ramsdale. An England international, just signed a new contract, one of the best young goalkeepers in the world. If Arsenal can’t get good money for Ramsdale, then we may as well just pack up and go home.”
As Watts points out, Arsenal has struggled in recent years to raise revenue through player transactions. The decision to cancel the contract of previous record-signing Nicolas Pepe is the most recent example.
However, Ramsdale retains a strong reputation, and the fact that he merely signed a new contract in May indicates that his worth has been preserved.
Arsenal’s star already has two possible suitors
Rumours concerning Ramsdale’s future began to circulate immediately after the game against Everton, with Chelsea and Bayern Munich thought to be keeping eyes on the England international.
While the Gunners are understood to be unwilling to sell the goalie at this time, a deal in excess of £60 million is anticipated to be seriously explored.
It’s a little early to speculate about Ramsdale’s exit
It should be noted that Ramsdale was only benched for one game. Raya was not put to the test at Goodison Park on Sunday, and he will have to show himself in subsequent games.
If the summer signing maintains his spot in the starting lineup over the next three months, the writing might be on the wall for Ramsdale.