Quoted by Football Insider, Danny Mills has suggested that Leeds need to be careful in trying to sign Aaron Ramsdale in the summer, as they are reportedly interested in the Bournemouth shot stopper.
The same outlet reported at the weekend that the Whites are looking at the current Cherries number one as they look to assess exactly who they want as goalkeeper options for next season.
Obviously, Illan Meslier is in goal at the moment and has done well, whilst the likes of Kiko Casilla remain at the club having been served a lengthy suspension.
Indeed, with Ramsdale potentially coming in, it makes you wonder whether we’ll see an exit from one of the goalkeepers currently at the club, though Mills feels you need to be careful when looking to complete such a switch.
“Ramsdale has impressed but it is difficult for Leeds to make a judgement on a goalkeeper they are not seeing in training. Goalkeepers make four or five saves in a game and it is not a great deal. It is difficult to see how good they really are when all you see is glimpses. A great save is not a great goalkeeper.
“Leeds have to be careful. If you go into the Premier League is he going to want to come to Leeds and not be the guaranteed number one?”
Think Mills is right?
It’s an interesting point that Mills makes and one that perhaps the Whites will need to weigh up.
Casilla has been suspect at times during his career at the club, whilst Meslier, despite his young age, has impressed and so you could imagine a case where he and Ramsdale battle it out with the Spanish leaving the club.
Ramsdale will be focusing on staying in the Premier League with Bournemouth at the moment, of course, but if the two sides switch leagues, you could argue that he’d be open to a move – he’s bound to want minutes though after this season, as Mills suggests.