Aaron Ramsdale will not join Newcastle United this summer

Aaron Ramsdale has no plans to join Newcastle United in the summer as he will look for another project where he is the first-choice keeper.

According to Football Insider, Aaron Ramsdale has no plans whatsoever to join Newcastle United should the Magpies come calling with an offer in the summer. The Arsenal man wants to join a new club where he is No.1, as Eddie Howe plans on keeping Nick Pope as his No.1 choice when the new season begins.

Aaron Ramsdale will not join Newcastle United

For a few months now, and even briefly in January, Newcastle United have seen strong links to Arsenal star Aaron Ramsdale. The England international lost his spot under Mikel Arteta after the Spaniard surprised many by bringing David Raya on loan and straightaway naming him his first-choice starter between the sticks.

There is clearly no future for Ramsdale at the Emirates, with the keeper eager to depart and take up a new challenge in the summer. There were rumours that Newcastle United planned to sign him for £15 million, which is half of the £30 million that Arsenal paid in 2021.

In the aftermath of those reports, Ramsdale’s post on X read “News to me”, which in itself was an early indicator that those links were simply rumours.  In any case, Ramsdale has apparently no interest in joining Newcastle United in the summer, as he wants to join somewhere where he’s the first-choice stopper.

Eddie Howe reportedly plans on keeping Nick Pope as his No.1 choice when the new season begins, which may not have had an appeal on Ramsdale.  Secondly, there’s the matter of Arsenal is asking price, which will be considerably high considering the Gunners have no obligation to sell him on the cheap.

Hence, for Howe to bring a second-choice keeper, the price might be too high, as he would instead target another option that’s either cheap or the player willing to take up the challenge to usurp Pope’s place.

What are Ramsdale’s options?

Newcastle United are already linked with Giorgi Mamardashvili. So, they are open to other options. For a long time, the idea to sign Ramsdale made perfect sense if Howe was looking at a successor for Pope, but that is not the case. As for Ramsdale, he may have other options, with Chelsea most notably a side that has shown interest.

For the Blues, it will be about being competitive in the market, and they may not find a better English keeper in the Premier League who is for sale. Hence, all eyes will be on Chelsea and whether they approach Ramsdale, but also on Arsenal and whether they are open to strengthening a direct rival.

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