Leeds United are expected to consider a summer swoop for Aberdeen starlet Calvin Ramsay according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, O’Rourke said: “I think he would come onto the radar for Leeds. There will be a massive price tag, he’s a very highly-rated young player, and he’s done very well up in Scotland with Aberdeen.
“There’s been the likes of Liverpool, who have been linked with him, Aston Villa, a few other clubs as well.”
While the “unbelievable” Ramsay has predominantly played at right-back this season – he’s also played four games further ahead as a right-sided midfielder – Leeds boss Jesse Marsch may consider deploying him on the opposite flank.
What perhaps makes him as an intriguing prospect to replace Junior Firpo at left-back though, is the ability to use both feet equally well, with Aberdeen chairman, Dave Cormack, saying: “He’s a lovely kid who looks after himself and has his feet on the ground. And he can use both feet!
“There’s not many right-backs like him at that age doing what he does when you look at all the data. All these clubs look at the same systems. They will have seen the same things that we have: that he’s in the elite upper bracket for a young right-back in Europe. He’s right up there across Europe, and they are seeing that.”
Meanwhile, former Dons boss Derek McInnes said: “His quality of delivery from set-pieces and open play has brought him plenty of assists for Aberdeen. For someone so young to come in and make the impact he has is a great credit to him.”
Firpo has sadly been nothing short of a defensive disaster at Leeds, and bringing in an 18-year-old to potentially usurp him in the pecking order while obviously being a natural right-back too would give Marsch plenty of flexibility going forward in the seasons to come.
Dubbed a “nightmare” following his display against Brighton’s Tariq Lamptey earlier this season, the £55k-a-week Firpo could be dropped from the side in the foreseeable future, with Ramsay coming in to take his place.