Sheffield United have confirmed Robin Olsen’s arrival at Bramall Lane.
In a statement posted on the Sheffield United website, the Blades revealed that the AS Roma goalkeeper had completed his switch to the Championship side, with the 31-year-old linking up with Slavisa Jokanovic’s side on a season-long loan deal.
The statement went on to claim that, following Aaron Ramsdale’s move to Arsenal earlier this summer, United have filled the 23-year-old’s gloves with an established international ‘keeper in the form of Olsen.
While losing the services of Ramsdale will have undoubtedly come as a blow to Jokanovic, who himself claimed that he had no intention of parting with the England international this summer, the fact that the club have managed to replace the departed shot-stopper with a ‘keeper as talented as Olsen is sure to have left the 53-year-old manager buzzing.
Indeed, the £14k-per-week man highly impressed over his seven Premier League appearances while on loan at Everton last season, keeping two clean sheets, as well as conceding an average of just 1.3 goals and making three saves per game.
The £2.7m-rated Olsen also impressed over his four appearances for Sweden at Euro 2020 this summer, keeping two clean sheets and making an average of 2.8 saves per match for his country – seeing him earn an average SofaScore match rating of 7.05.
As such, the addition of the 48-cap shot-stopper certainly looks to be something of a coup for Sheffield United, with his last-minute arrival undoubtedly providing Jokanovic with a substantial boost at a time the Serbian manager desperately needs one – with his side currently sitting in 23rd place in the Championship standings.