Aberdeen sensation Calvin Ramsay wins Scottish Football Writers' young player of the year
Aberdeen defender Calvin Ramsay earned just reward for a fine breakout season by winning the Scottish Football Writers’ young player of the year award.
The 18-year-old has established himself at right-back under first Stephen Glass and then Jim Goodwin this season, playing 32 times in all competitions and grabbing his first senior goal against Dundee at the start of April.
Ramsay magnificent performances have seen him linked with several English clubs and this latest award is only going to increase the stock of a player gaining more and more recognition.
It’s been a poor season overall at Aberdeen, failing to progress to the Championship second phase for the first time since the 2012/13 campaign.
That makes Ramsay’s performances all the more impressive as he has given supporters a positive to cling onto as they look to return to the top half of the table next time around, although they may yet have to do it without the academy graduate’s services with interest in him swirling.
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Quadruple chasing Liverpool have been linked with a move for the 18-year-old [Daily Record] and it would be hard for Aberdeen to convince the teenager to stay should he decide to take the Merseysiders up on their interest.
The good news for fans is if Ramsay does move on they are in a strong negotiating position and should be able to receive a reasonable fee, with the full-back contracted with the club until May 2024.
It seems inevitable given his displays and this subsequent accolade, and whilst definitely a shame, it offers Aberdeen a financial platform with which to rebuild for next season.
In other news, Liverpool are reportedly also chasing this exciting French youngster.