Liverpool are looking to sign an understudy to Trent Alexander-Arnold in the summer transfer window with Julian Ward potentially unearthing a £540k-rated gem.
That is according to the latest reports from Christian Falk, who claims it is “true” that the Reds are interested in sealing the signature of young Aberdeen defender, Calvin Ramsay.
Since bursting onto the scene, Ramsay has attracted interest from some of Europe’s finest outfits, with his performances putting him on the radar of Jurgen Klopp.
It is believed that the signing of Ramsey will seal the immediate future of Liverpool loanee Neco Williams, who could make his deal at Fulham permanent.
It is rare to advise a club to sign an 18-year-old who has only made 31 professional appearances, though in the case of Calvin Ramsay, it’s an exception we are willing to make.
For his first season at the top level, those numbers are outstanding and Klopp’s side would be right to snap-up what could be the successor of Andy Robertson or even Alexander-Arnold in years to come.
Certainly, a review from former Dons boss Derek McInnes showcases why he’s so like the latter: “His quality of delivery from set-pieces and open play has brought him plenty of assists for Aberdeen,” he commented.
Meanwhile, Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack said: “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.”
Ramsay’s mentality and maturity above his years make him a useful asset to Liverpool, as the “wonderkid”, as described by Goal on Twitter, responded to his reported interest as per the DailyMail: “It’s all been good because growing up it’s all you want to do – play first-team football, then hopefully get a big move one day in the future.
“It’s all about learning and you’ve got to keep calm. You can’t let it get to your head. If you do then you can end up thinking you’re better than you are and not playing how you can.”
Wise words from a young player who seemingly has limitless potential.
Liverpool supporters will surely be urging the club into his signature.