Leeds United enter race for Calvin Ramsay for summer transfer - report
Leeds United have moved to challenge Liverpool in the race for defender Calvin Ramsay this summer in a £3m deal, according to The Sun.
The Scottish Under-21 international has been shining for Aberdeen this season and has attracted the interest of several Premier League clubs, including Jurgen Klopp’s Reds.
But according to a report in The Sun [April 24], Jesse Marsch’s side are looking to move ahead in the race for his signature by offering him a quicker route to first-team football.
Ramsay is seen by Liverpool as potential cover for Trent Alexander-Arnold, but the 18-year-old could be tempted to opt for Elland Road instead because of a better pathway to regular game time.
Luke Ayling, the current first-choice right-back, has just one year remaining on his contract at the club and is entering his thirties so could start to see his game time lessen.
Leeds have been linked with interest in Ramsay for a while now so ‘hijack’ is probably a bit strong of a word, but with Liverpool making their interest known they had to move quickly.
Their Premier League status isn’t entirely secure yet, but they are in a good position domestically to start planning for the new season and they want Ramsay.
He fits their model of wanting to sign young players that they can develop and improve, and at just a reported £3m he represents great value in the transfer market for a young, British player.
Aberdeen won’t want to lose him easily and with so many interested parties they will look to encourage a bidding war.
In order to secure his signature they have moved quickly and will need to convince him that Elland Road is the perfect place to develop and learn his craft, and that he can eventually move on to a club like Liverpool in the future.
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