Calvin Ramsay has joined Liverpool for £6.5 million from Aberdeen.
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Calvin Ramsay, the 18-year-old right-back was seen as a long-term competition for Trent Alexander-Arnold by Liverpool; Aberdeen will receive a club-record £6.5 million for the outstanding defender; Ramsay was crowned SFWA Young Player of the Year this season.
Liverpool will pay £4 million up front, with a further £2.5 million in add-ons.
The 18-year-old traveled to Liverpool recently to finalize personal terms and undergo a medical examination. The defender has agreed to a five-year contract with Liverpool and will join Jurgen Klopp’s squad for pre-season. Ramsay will not be loaned out by Liverpool.
“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.
He made it into the Aberdeen first squad in 2020/21, making 33 appearances in all competitions and scoring one goal and registering nine assists.
His accomplishments earned him the SFWA Young Player of the Year Award, and he also has Europa Conference League and U21 international experience.
Liverpool had been in talks with the Dons over the defender after making an initial bid of £4 million plus £2 million in add-ons.
Aberdeen, on the other hand, is said to have demanded at least £5 million up front, with another £5 million in add-ons.
Calvin Ramsay, though, will become Aberdeen’s highest sale, exceeding their current record of £3 million for Nottingham Forest’s Scott McKenna. Following Forest’s promotion to the Premier League, the Dons received an extra £1 million for the centre-back this summer.
Ramsay joins Darwin Nunez, who joined from Benfica for a club-record £85 million, and Fabio Carvalho, who joined from Fulham, as Liverpool’s third summer acquisition.
Ramsay has been regarded by Liverpool as a long-term right-back competitor for England’s Trent Alexander-Arnold, who Ramsay has cited as one of his main influences.
The youngster was one of Aberdeen’s bright spots during a difficult season in the Scottish Premiership, with the club finishing 10th.
The 18-year-old put on some impressive displays, showcasing his natural potential and generating interest from prominent English and European clubs.