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Aaron Ramsdale has shared a personal story during signing his Arsenal contract.
Last night, the Gunners officially announced Ramsdale’s transfer. He joined on a permanent deal.
The former Sheffield United goalkeeper admitted, that he held the ashes of his grandfather while becoming an Arsenal player.
Speaking to the club’s official website, he revealed his story
“The day my mum found out she was pregnant with me, was the day he died, and his name was Ron.
“He was from Bloxwich in Birmingham and they used to say ‘oh, we’re going to go see our Ron’ or ‘our Barbara’. So I’m Aaron for ‘our Ron’.
The newcomer also added.
“So when they spread the ashes, my dad kept some of his ashes and he’s gone on a little tour of the 92 [football league grounds] basically and all the stadiums – my dad brings him to the games and stuff and we’ll have a picture at the stadium.
“I did say in the car this morning that he wasn’t coming out but it’s a nice touch. He would have been a footballer if his dad would have allowed him back in the day and he was a goalkeeper as well so there’s little connections between us both.
If you look at the picture below, you can see him holding a little purse of the ashes within his hands.
It was surely a very special moment for the 23-year-old, as he was surrounded by his family, as well as with a little piece from his grandpa, who shared not only a name but an ambition with the young England keeper.
Source – football.london