According to a report by Daily Mail, Chelsea have put Aaron Ramsdale on the wishlist for the summer as we look for potential reinforcements (or competition) at the position.
The 21-year-old has been a rare spark for Bournemouth during their shambolic season, and other clubs would certainly look to sign the goalkeeper in a cut-price deal if the currently 18th-place Cherries do get relegated.
Ramsdale has started 28 out of 29 Premier League games this season and has a save percentage of 70.8%, which is 9th in the league. His PSxG/90 differential is +0.10, which is good for 11th — solid, though not spectacular numbers.
Alongside Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspurs have also been credited with interest in the England U21 international. Spurs are looking at him as a replacement for Michel Vorm rather than for starting goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris, and Chelsea could very well be eyeing a similar arrangement, though perhaps Ramsdale might fancy his chances of beating out Kepa for a starting position a bit more.
Ramsdale’s current contract runs through 2024 and while Bournemouth would like to keep him, failure to retain their place in the Premier League would diminish the chances of that happening exponentially. While Ramsdale hasn’t yet risen into the bracket of elite goalkeepers like Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Andre Onana or even Dean Henderson, he would be a frugal goalkeeping option for a Chelsea who spent a world-record fee on Kepa two summers back.