Liverpool are targeting a summer move for highly rated Aberdeen right-back Calvin Ramsay who has been likened to João Cancelo.
According to GOAL, Liverpool are plotting a £4m move for the Scottish wonderkid who has impressed in the Scottish Premiership this season.
He’s expected to move to Anfield and become a long term back up to star defender Trent Alexander-Arnold. The report states that The Reds expect they will lose Neco Williams and that Ramsay would make an ideal replacement.
That said, they do face competition from fellow Premier League side Leeds United.
Fabrizio Romano would go on to confirm that Liverpool are also in formal talks to sign the player on Monday morning.
One player that the Scotland U21 international has been compared to is Manchester City full-back Cancelo. It’s a bold statement, and if he ends up being anywhere near as good as the Portuguese international then he will have done extremely well.
At just 18 years of age, he has appeared 33 times for the Dons this season and has tallied nine assists and a goal. His attacking ability will be one of the reasons why Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admires him.
Both Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson are known for pushing high and being involved in attacking playing, meaning Ramsay would fit in perfectly with Liverpool’s style of play.
He is yet to make a senior appearance for the Scotland national team but having been dubbed as “so special” by scout Jacek Kulig, it surely won’t long before he gets the call. He was targeted by Italian side Bologna in January but Aberdeen rejected their advances.
Given the interest, it won’t be easy for Liverpool to get hold of him as other teams may be able to offer more playing time. However, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the player wanted to stay close to home, and it would be difficult to turn down an offer from one of Europe’s biggest clubs.
The Reds’ interest in Ramsay raises question marks over the future of Williams. The Welshman has spent the second part of this season on loan at Fulham and is rated at £7.2m but could fetch a higher fee after impressive displays. If Ramsay does move to Merseyside it will likely mean Williams is on his way out.