USMNT defender Auston Trusty will leave Arsenal on a permanent deal this summer for Premier League new boys Sheffield United.
It was first believed the former Philadelphia Union and Colorado Rapids stalwart was set to leave the Emirates Stadium on a season-long loan but according to Daily Express writer Ryan Taylor, the Blades have agreed a fee of over $6m for the 24-year-old.
Auston Trusty set to join Sheffield United on permanent deal from Arsenal. Fee is £5m as reported yesterday. Viewed as superb business as USMNT defender was identified following consultation with Colorado Rapids (owned by KSE) & was valued at $1.5m in 2021. #AFC #TwitterBlades https://t.co/YRHvNoUbku
— Ryan Taylor (@RyanTaylorSport) August 1, 2023
Auston Trusty set to leave Arsenal
Trusty did not make a single senior appearance for the Gunners during his 12-month stay in North London but an impressive loan spell at Championship side Birmingham City last season has convinced Sheffield United manager Paul Heckingbottom enough to splash the cash on one of USMNT’s hottest new players.
Trusty has been in the United States with Arsenal during their pre-season tour and was an unused substitute in the Gunners’ entertaining 5-3 victory over Spanish champions Barcelona last Thursday.