The list of goalkeepers he would trail is an illustrious one, including Gianluigi Buffon, who moved from Parma to Juventus in 2001 for €52m (£32.6m) – a path he recently took in the opposite direction.
The other three goalkeepers are all currently playing in the Premier League, with Ederson (£35m), Alisson (£65m) and Kepa (£72m) leading the list.
Is Aaron Ramsdale worth £32m?
According to FootballTransfers’ algorithm, Ramsdale is worth only £11m (€12.9m) – almost a third of the price that Sheffield United are reportedly asking for their No.1.
This makes him England’s fourth most valuable goalkeeper on paper, behind Everton’s Jordan Pickford, Manchester United’s Dean Henderson and Burnley’s Nick Pope.
In world terms, he is seen as the 37th most valuable keeper in the game.
How is FootballTransfers’ valuation calculated?
Aaron Ramsdale’s FootballTransfers valuation has been calculated using an algorithm that is powered by a variety of factors that include both the player’s on-field performance and those circumstances surrounding him away from the park, too.
Primarily, the transfer fee is calculated by the player’s ability. He is given a rating that is generated by using a massive array of data points. Along with the player’s age, this also helps to calculate the player’s future potential, too.
Furthermore, external circumstances are taken into account. In Ramsdale’s case, his young age plus a contract that runs through until 2024 pushes his value up. Sheffield United are under little contractual pressure to sell him, though relegation to the Championship at the end of last season has the opposite effect.
If he were to move to Arsenal, his value would likely bump up significantly, though probably not to £32m.