Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale is close to signing a new contract which will see him commit his long-term future at the club.
When Arsenal signed him from Sheffield United two seasons ago for £30 million eyebrows were raised, given that he had been relegated with two clubs.
But he soon displaced Bernd Leno as the number one at the club, and, this season, he has played every single Premier League minute for them.
He has also proved a highly popular figure with the club’s fanbase with his willingness to engage with them and to banter with supporters from other clubs.
Ramsdale again proved his worth to the Gunners with a series of impressive saves in the win over Newcastle, and also with the way that he commanded his penalty box.
He will be hoping later this year to add to his three senior caps for England, with Gareth Southgate continuing to favour Jordan Pickford over him.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.