Former Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham’s Premier League dream has taken a hit after Sheffield United splashed out on a new no.1.
Delighted to sign for Sheffield United. Has always been my dream to get back to the Premier League. Will Give everything for the club ⚔️ pic.twitter.com/dtINogzA3k
— Wes Foderingham (@wes_foderingham) July 18, 2020
Fods described joining an English top-flight club as a dream and he will have arrived with the aim of forcing his way into the team.
When impressive Manchester United stopper Dean Henderson confirmed on Wednesday that he would not be returning to Bramall Lane for a third consecutive loan stint, Foderingham’s prospects briefly looked a little brighter.
— Dean Henderson (@deanhenderson) August 19, 2020
However, on Thursday morning, the Blades announced the signing of Aaron Ramsdale from Bournemouth for a reported £18.5m [Sky Sports], introducing him on Twitter as the club’s ‘new no.1.’
Sheffield United’s new No.1 🧤
— Sheffield United (@SheffieldUnited) August 19, 2020
The England U21 international is clearly set to be the undisputed first choice for United next season, with a spot on the bench the best that Foderingham can realistically hope for.
Even that may prove a challenge, though, with Ramsdale far from the ex-Ger’s only competition.
Chris Wilder has two further options in his squad; former Dutch youth international Michael Verrips and Simon Moore, who has been with the club since 2016.
Fods said it was his dream to play Premier League football but it looks as though there’ll need to be an injury or two to fellow keepers if he’s to realise it anytime soon.