Date published: Monday 7th October 2019 12:03
Bournemouth are ready to reward goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale with a bumper new contract at the club following a string of impressive performances between the sticks this season TEAMtalk understands.
The 21-year-old has nailed down the number one spot in goal for Eddie Howe‘s side this term, having moved to the south coast from Sheffield United in 2017 before being sent out on loan twice.
Now, the Cherries want to reward Ramsdale with a new contract, with his current deal set to expire in the summer of 2021.
The new terms would increase the goalkeeper’s wage by more than double, which is seen as just reward for how important the stopper has become for Bournemouth this season with Ramsdale appearing in all eight Premier League outings so far.
Ramsdale, who became a Three Lions Under-21 international in June last year following a spell with Chesterfield, was considered by Gareth Southgate for his latest England squad for games against the Czech Republic and Bulgaria.
Speaking to the Bournemouth Echo about the goalkeeper’s chances of breaking through to the senior England side, Howe said: “I think if you just look at his record, he’s played for the youth teams.
“He’s playing for the Under-21s now, so he would feel ultimately that’s an aim, I’m sure a goal for him in the future to try to attain.
“But he’s got a long way to go to get there. The only thing he can do is play well for us on a consistent basis and see if that’s enough.”
Bournemouth, who lost 1-0 away to Arsenal on Sunday, host Norwich City at the Vitality Stadium following the international break.
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