Arsenal have reportedly agreed a £5m deal to sell Auston Trusty to Sheffield United, with the 24-year-old now on the verge of leaving north London.

According to the Express’ Ryan Taylor, the USA international will depart the Gunners in the coming days having never made a competitive appearance for Arsenal, with the club signing the defender 18 months ago.

Arriving from MLS side the Colorado Rapids, who are also owned by Stan Kroenke, Trusty spent last season out on loan at Birmingham City where the centre-back was named the Championship side’s Player of the Season.

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And Trusty’s performances have now caught the eye of Sheffield United, with the Blades set to sign the Pennsylvania-born talent for £5m, a relatively cheap deal compared to other transfers this summer.

Whilst Arsenal stand to make a good profit from the deal having originally signed Trusty for £1.2m, many fans would agree that the Gunners could have negotiated better with Sheffield United over the defender’s sale.

Indeed, should Trusty become a regular for Paul Heckingbottom’s side next season, Arsenal will again feel like they have undersold the defender, something that has become a regular theme for the north London side.

Sheffield United have landed a potential bargain in Trusty

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From Serge Gnabry to Matteo Guendouzi, Arsenal are no strangers to allowing promising talents leave the club for absolute peanuts, and Trusty’s move to Sheffield United could be a move of a similar vein.

The defender excelled at Birmingham last season, and with Trusty a rare breed of centre-back who is a natural left-footer, there’s a good chance that the American could become a regular for the Blades next season.

Should such an outcome become reality, it won’t be long before Arsenal fans are questioning why Trusty was sold for so cheaply, a situation that few supporters might already be predicting in the upcoming campaign.