Arsenal’s shocking low bid for goalkeeper rejected

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Arsenal’s opening bid for Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Dan Bentley has reportedly been rejected because it was deemed too low.

The Gunners are in the market for a backup goalkeeper this summer amid uncertainty over the future of current backup goalie Aaron Ramsdale. The goalkeeper, who is currently with the England national team at the 2024 European Championship in Germany, is a transfer target of some Premier League clubs. With Arsenal recently completing the signing of David Raya, Ramsdale, who made some costly errors last season, is now the club’s undisputed number 2 and could seek game time elsewhere. 

Arsenal consider Wolverhapton’s Dan Bentley as a backup option for Raya and have sent a formal bid for his purchase. However, according to The Athletic, a formal bid has been submitted and knocked back by Wolves, who rejected the offer almost immediately after receiving it.

Although the West Midlands clubs are believed to be open to selling Bentley, they are in no rush to sell the 30-year-old. Wolves will only do business if they receive an offer that would allow them to reinvest in the current squad. 

As it stands, Arsenal’s approach falls well short of Wolves’ price tag, with The Evening Standard claiming that the Gunners bid just £50,000 for the Englishman.

Apart from Bentley, Arsenal are also reportedly to be looking at other goalkeeper targets, with Real Madrid’s Andriy Lunin often touted as a possible option. Another goalie under consideration is Espanyol’s Joan Garcia, whose €25m £21.1m) release clause has also attracted interest from Tottenham Hotspur, who are also looking for a backup keeper for Guglielmo Vicario.

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Although Arsenal are interested in Dan Bentley, it appears the Gunners only see him as a third-choice goalkeeper, given how low they have priced him. It’s clear why the Gunners value the 30-year-old so low, as he has just five Premier League appearances under his belt.

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