Fri 17 May 2024, 18:00 · Ash Harrison

Reports from player's agent claims Newcastle have agreed to sign £30m Arsenal star this summer

Reports from player's agent claims Newcastle have agreed to sign £30m Arsenal star this summer
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Newcastle United appear to be flying already in the recruitment race with a third player already reported to be joining Eddie Howe's squad this summer.

The transfer window isn't open yet but Newcastle now have three new players lined up if reports are to be believed.

Lloyd Kelly from Bournemouth and Tosin Adarabioyo of Fulham are both being widely tipped to join Newcastle when their contracts expire at the end of the season.

Now, Sky Sports' James Green is claiming that a deal taking £30million Arsenal goalkeeper to Newcastle is all but complete.


Ramsdale's agent is claiming the move to Newcastle has been agreed

Speaking on Highbury Squad, Green said he'd spoken to Ramsdale's agent and he was told that the move is going ahead.

"I understand and I found out directly from the player’s agent that one of our players is off to Newcastle and a deal has been agreed.

"It’s my understanding that Aaron Ramsdale has agreed to join Newcastle in the summer.

"That’s come direct through speaking to somebody I’m very close with who is close with his agent and he says it’s done. The deal is happening."

Who will be first-choice 'keeper next season?

Ramsdale has fallen out of favour at Arsenal after David Raya came in and claimed the number one spot, but that now begs the question, will Ramsdale come in as Newcastle's number one over Nick Pope?

You'd have to think that's the plan otherwise how would we have convinced Ramsdale to join another club to sit on the bench?

Pope has played only 19 games this season due to a dislocated shoulder and it's perhaps with that in mind that Eddie Howe has made the move to bring in another first-choice 'keeper. Loris Karius is definitely leaving the club this summer and it's also expected that Martin Dubravka will follow, so the signing of Ramsdale does make sense.