By George Overhill

16th Jun, 2022 | 8:00pm

Liverpool have £4.5million bid accepted for Calvin Ramsay - BBC Sport

Liverpool are closing in on their third summer signing after they had a £4.5million bid for Aberdeen full-back Calvin Ramsay accepted, BBC Sport reports.

The Reds had been in a battle with Leeds to sign the 18-year-old but look like they have come out on top with a deal that would be the Dons’ record sale.

He is due for a medical in the next few days and, having already agreed a five-year contract at Anfield, should complete the move soon.

The deal could rise to as much as £7.5million if all the add-ons are reached, and there is a 20% sell-on clause included as well.

After an eye-catching campaign the young Scot was named the Scottish Football Writers Association’s young player of the year.

Sky Sports reported that a move to Liverpool was the players’ preference ahead of a number of clubs across England, Germany and Italy.

Step up

The opportunity to learn behind the much-heralded Trent Alexander-Arnold will have been an attractive one for the teenager.

But with the English player himself only 23 it is hard to see Ramsay being elevated to regular starter any time soon.

This move may therefore prove to be a key element of his development before he moves on elsewhere to become a key player in his own right.

Therefore the sell-on clause could be important, and the record deal may be set to become even more beneficial for Aberdeen.

BBC Sport’s Thomas Duncan says that back-post crosses are a weakness for him, and at his age he understandably has physical development to come.

So, despite his breakout year in the Scottish Premiership where he made 33 first-team appearances in the 2021/22 season in all competitions, he is obviously not the finished article.

Jurgen Klopp’s side came close to winning the quadruple in the same campaign, so even if there isn’t a clear path to the starting XI they have still proven too good an opportunity to pass up.

In other Liverpool news, the club are interested in Udinese’s Simone Pafundi.