The 31-year-old, who appeared in all of Sweden’s matches in the last World Cup and was also a part of Euro 2020, had previously been on loan from England to Everton and faces an uncertain future in Rome after the arrival of Jose Mourinho.
United got in touch with Roma about Olsen after selling Ramsdale to Arsenal in a first £ 24million deal earlier this window, with boss Slavisa Jokanović urging Bramall Lane’s board to reinvest in a high quality cap to replace the young English goalkeeper.
It is understood that Roma would have preferred to sell the Sweden international after his fall in the hierarchy at Stadio Olympico, and The Star understand that the delay in his arrival at Bramall Lane was due to the player deciding whether to move south. Yorkshire.
The paperwork for the deal was completed on Tuesday evening and the change was announced five minutes after the 11pm deadline for registering new signatures.
Olsen made 11 appearances for Everton last season – including one in a 3-0 win over Sheffield on Wednesday – after facing England’s Jordan Pickford for the No.1 shirt, and played four times for Sweden at the Championships Europe this summer.
Michael Verrips and Wes Foderingham have both had the chance to replace Ramsdale since moving to Arsenal earlier this month, but neither has been convincing – leading Jokanovic to publicly urge Bramall Lane’s board to invest in a quality replacement as he looks to lead the Blades back to the Premier League on the first try.
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