Liverpool sign Calvin Ramsay on a five-year contract in a £6.5million transfer
Liverpool have completed the signing of Aberdeen defender Calvin Ramsay in a deal worth up to £6.5million, as reported by Sky Sports.
The 18-year-old right-back featured 22 times in the Scottish Premiership in the 2021/22 campaign for the Dons, notching six-goal involvements along the way.
Despite his age, the Reds have no plans on sending the teenager out on loan as he pens a five-year deal at Anfield.
The Scottish outfit is to receive £4million upfront and potentially £2.5million in add-ons which is a club-record fee.
Ramsay told Sky Sports: “I’m just buzzing and it’s a dream come true really to be here,” the defender told Liverpool’s official website after completing his move.
“It was a dream come true to play for Aberdeen, and now to be at one of the biggest, if not the biggest club in the world, it’s a massive achievement and I’m looking forward to trying to show the fans what I’ve got.
“Hopefully I can come in in pre-season, show everyone at the club, the staff, players what I’ve got and then we’ll see what happens from there.”
Liverpool have done the business yet again it seems. Initially, Aberdeen wanted at least £5million upfront with another £5million in add ons making the deal worth a minimum of £10million.
Of course, they have been able to haggle the deal down to almost half of that fee which will be a huge boost for the Reds’ strict transfer spending policy.
His versatility will be a dream for Jurgen Klopp who will be dying to sink his teeth into the youngster.
Ramsay is tipped to be a long-term successor of Scouse legend Trent Alexander-Arnold but has been very vocal in his ability to play in midfield and attack.
It might take him some time to get up to speed to life in Liverpool and the Premier League but once he does, there will be no looking back.
The Scot has the confidence to go with his talent and will certainly be a future star for the Merseysiders – it is a steal of a deal.
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