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Ramsdale shares ‘Agent Saka’ role in Arsenal transfer


Ramsdale shares ‘Agent Saka’ role in Arsenal transfer

Aaron Ramsdale, goalkeeper for Arsenal, has spoken out about how ‘Agent Bukayo Saka’ influenced his summer transfer to the north London club.

Ramsdale joined the Gunners from Sheffield United in August for a fee of around £24 million, which could rise to £30 million.

The 23-year-old has unexpectedly become Mikel Arteta’s first-choice goalkeeper, pushing Bernd Leno to the bench.

He made his debut in a 6-0 Carabao Cup win over West Bromwich Albion before making his first league start in a 1-0 win over Norwich City as Arsenal claimed their first Premier League victory of the season.

His strong start at the Emirates has earned him a recall to Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the October international break.

While on England duty, Ramsdale revealed how his move to Arsenal came about, saying Arteta approached his Three Lions teammate Saka.

Agent Saka,” the shot-stopper said in an interview for  England’s official YouTube channel.

“That’s what he says. He said the manager [Arteta] spoke to him a couple of times and thankfully he gave a good review of me.

“What a guy. He’s just happy. He’s just always happy. What a footballer as well. I’m very happy now he’s on my team at club level.

“When you come here and you’ve got the talent which we’ve got up top, Bukayo’s right in the mix of that.

“You just can’t help but smile when he’s mentioned or when he’s in the room.”

England is preparing for World Cup qualifiers against Andorra on Saturday before hosting Hungary at Wembley on Tuesday.

Kieran Trippier is set to captain the Three Lions against the Andorrans, and he has expressed his appreciation to Southgate for his assistance.

According to Trippier, who spoke to the PA news agency:
“As a player to captain your country is one of my best feelings, one of the proudest moments of my career.

“Hopefully I can follow that up with a win but I’m speechless, really, to captain my country and lead the boys out. You know obviously something I’ll never ever forget.

“As a player it’s always good to have a manager who trusts in you, no matter where you play on the pitch.

“I’ve been with Gareth now nearly since he took charge so I try to repay that by my performances.”


Ramsdale shares ‘Agent Saka’ role in Arsenal transfer

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