Former Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham’s Premier League dream has taken a hit after Sheffield United splashed out on a new no.1.

The 29-year-old was released by the Gers earlier this summer and snapped up by the Blades in mid-July on a three-year contract [sufc.co.uk].

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.

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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.

 

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.’

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.

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Even that may prove a challenge, though, with Ramsdale far from the ex-Ger’s only competition.

Foderingham joins Sheffield United after Rangers release.

Former Rangers keeper Foderingham will need to work hard to earn playing opportunities at Sheffield United. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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.

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