Leeds United urged to target £18.5m Premier League ace in summer transfer raid

Leeds United splashed out close to £100m on transfers last summer, strengthening their squad with quality signings that have enabled them to make an impressive return to the Premier League this season.

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Leeds United have been urged to sign Aaron Ramsdale. (Photo by LAURENCE GRIFFITHS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Attention will soon be turning to the upcoming transfer window, when the Whites are expected to bring in further fresh talent, as they look to continue their rebuild back to becoming an established Premier League club.

Speaking to Football Insider, ex-Leeds United man Noel Whelan claimed the club are keeping tabs on Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, who returned to his boyhood club in an £18.5m from Bournemouth last summer.

The ex-England U21 international is among the league-leaders for making saves this season, behind Whites 'keeper Illan Meslier and West Bromwich Albion's Sam Johnstone.

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Whelan said: “Ramsdale could be a possibility they’re looking at.

“There isn’t really anyone in that side bar the goalkeeper that you’d have a good look at. With that being said, is he going to get ahead of Meslier right now?

“Sheffield United are not the same team they were last season. We had opportunities (in their 2-1 win last weekend) we should have taken, but Ramsdale had a good game.”

He concluded: “Performance-wise, they (the Blades) aren’t getting forward and there’s a lack of belief. So you’d imagine a few of their players will be leaving in the summer.”

As things stand, Paul Heckingbottom's side are rock-bottom of the Premier League, 15 points away from safety with just eight matches of the season left to play.