Aaron Ramsdale Wages & Contract
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Aaron Ramsdale is Arsenal’s number 1 goalkeeper and is a member of the England national team. Ramsdale grew up in Chesterton, in the West Midlands where he began playing football for Marsh Town. Fred Barber’s goalkeeping school was in the local area and Ramsdale impressed him. So much so that Barber secured him a trial with Bolton Wanderers.
Ramsdale's quality shone through at the trial and he would go on to play for Bolton up until the age of 16. He was then released after 5 years with the club because according to Ramsdale they thought he “was too small and couldn't kick”. This may come as a surprise not because he is 6ft 3in with excellent distribution. Fortunately, other clubs were interested including Huddersfield Town and Sheffield United. Ramsdale opted for Sheffield.
During his time at the club, he signed his first professional contract in 2016 and got his first taste of first-team football. In his debut against Leyton Orient, the team won 6-0. Just a year later he would join his first Premier League football team by signing for Bournemouth in 2017.
He would spend much of his first two years out on loans to Chesterfield and Wimbledon. When he returned to the club for the 2019/20 season he became Bournemouth’s first-choice goalkeeper. At the end of his first season back with the club, fans voted him their Player of the Year.
The following year Ramsdale returned to Sheffield United for a fee of around £18 million. In the season that followed, the team would be relegated, however, Ramsdale was named both the Young Player of the Year and Sheffield United’s Player of the Year.
It would come as a shock to many when the following season he signed for Arsenal who were in the market for a first-team keeper. Fans were initially apprehensive at the fact that Ramsdale’s teams had been relegated in 3 of the previous 4 seasons including Sheffield, Chesterfield, and Bournemouth.
However, Ramsdale handled the pressure well and let his football speak for itself. He had a run of clean sheets, gaining Arsenal's Player of the Month award only a few months after joining.
Ramsdale is well known in the England national team youth system having played for the under 18’s, 19’s, 20’s and 21’s. In 2021 he was named as part of Gareth Southgate’s Euros squad. When the team size was reduced before the tournament he was no longer on the list. Instead, Southgate opted for Jordan Pickford, Sam Johnstone and Dean Henderson. He later returned to the squad when Henderson picked up an injury. The following year Ramsdale made the 26-man squad for the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
Ramsdale is loved by Arsenal fans for the passion he shows on the pitch and the antics he uses to wind up the opposition. For his debut season fans were able to follow along with his family’s reaction to him joining Arsenal through the Amazon series, All or Nothing which only helped to fuel his rise in popularity.