Liverpool have taken another step closer to securing the services of Aberdeen defender Calvin Ramsay, as a fee has been agreed between the two clubs.
That’s according to Football Insider, who stated that a fee of £4m plus add-ons has been agreed, with a medical set to occur in the next couple of days.
Liverpool appear to have beaten Leeds United to the signing of the talented right-back, and Jurgen Klopp will expect to announce him as a Reds player within the next few days.
Despite Liverpool enjoying one of their finest seasons in recent memory, winning two trophies and coming so close in the Premier League and Champions League, Klopp is clearly still looking to improve his squad.
Klopp’s diligent recruitment over the previous few seasons has largely been excellent, and he could well work his magic again with the signing of Ramsay.
Although Trent Alexander-Arnold is the undisputed first choice at right-back, there appears to be an opening for a reliable backup in that position. The futures of Joe Gomez and Neco Williams are uncertain ahead of next season, and Ramsay could yet become Alexander-Arnold’s protégé.
Ramsay ranked sixth in the Aberdeen squad with a rating of 6.92 on SofaScore as he played 24 matches in the Scottish Premiership, scoring once and registering four assists. The 18-year-old also made 1.8 key passes per game and was dribbled past only 0.5 times per match, underlining his defensive qualities.
With a higher percentage of shots on target (46.2% to 27.5%) and delivering more crosses this season (154 to 127) than Alexander-Arnold, there is no doubting Ramsay’s attacking abilities, and he could learn a lot from watching the Englishman’s up close next season.
For a fee of around £4m, Klopp looks to be on the brink of securing yet another bargain for Liverpool.