Liverpool entering the final four games of the season does not mean the transfer ‘rumour mill’ is slowing down! The Reds have been linked with Aberdeen right-back Calvin Ramsay. The 18-year-old has impressed in the SPL this season, winning the Scottish Football Writers’ Young Footballer of the Year award.
Sky Sports are reporting LFC are the ‘favourites’ to sign the Scottish youngster, with his club revealing they turned down a bid from Serie A club Bologna in the January transfer window.
With Trent Alexander-Arnold firmly in place as Liverpool’s first-choice right back, the move could be an indication that Neco Williams is preparing to leave the club in search of first-team football.
On the latest episode of our Journo Insight Show, we asked goal.com’s Neil Jones for his take on the rumours.
“It looks like Liverpool are going to have a good go for him. it’s not done. I’m told there’s no fee agreed or that kind of thing, but there have been talks over it. They’re hoping to convince him to come and be Trent’s understudy, which I’m guessing is either really easy to do or really difficult to do depending on the character of the player. Someone like Neco Williams is clearly not that keen on doing that job, and Neco’s a pretty switched-on lad and a quiet lad. He’s not deluded or that kind of thing. It looks like Ramsay’s one that is definitely in the pipeline. I think Leeds want to sign him, but Leeds have got bigger problems than signing Ramsay from Aberdeen. I think there’s a good chance he ends up at Liverpool. Young lad, 18, Scotland under-21, I think he’ll play for the full team soon enough. He’s had a pretty good season up there. £4 million, around that bracket, fits.”
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Scotland’s finest will always find a home at Anfield! Ramsay is very young and would not be expected to play many games if he were to join. If Neco Williams is to leave (a permanent move to Fulham seems an attractive option for him) then Joe Gomez has proven to be an able replacement for Trent Alexander-Arnold in recent weeks.
Ramsay would be able to complete his footballing apprenticeship under one of the world’s best managers, at a state-of-the-art training centre, with one of the world’s best serving as inspiration. Fellow Scottish youngster Ben Doak has recently joined the club and Scotland captain Andy Robertson is in his prime – hopefully in a few years this Scottish trio can try their best to emulate Souness, Dalglish and Hansen!