Liverpool signs 18-year-old defender Calvin Ramsay for £6.5 million

Liverpool signs 18-year-old defender Calvin Ramsay for £6.5 million

Liverpool has completed the signing of Aberdeen right-back Calvin Ramsay for £6.5 million. The 18-year-old right-back has been identified as a long-term rival for Trent Alexander-Arnold. Meanwhile, Aberdeen is entitled to a club-record of £6.5m fees for the talented defender.

 A report from famous transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano suggests Liverpool is paying an initial £4 million up front with a further £2.5 million coming in the form of add-ons.

 The defender has signed a five-year deal at Anfield and will link up with Jurgen Klopp’s squad for pre-season. Liverpool has no plans to loan Ramsay out.

“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.”

Ramsay broke into the Aberdeen first team in 2020/21 and made 33 appearances in the just-ended season, scoring one goal and registering nine assists across all competitions.

His performances earned him the SFWA Young Player of the Year Award while he also has European experience through the Europa Conference League, along with U-21 international experience.

Commenting on the youngster’s potential, Klopp said he’s identified Ramsay as a long-term right-back rival for England star Trent Alexander-Arnold – a player Ramsay has highlighted as one of his biggest influences.

“As a full back, watching Trent and his crosses and his technical ability – if I can get to that level then it would be a bonus,” he said.

“Andy Robertson at Liverpool and (Kieran) Tierney at Arsenal have been brilliant and they’re players I look up to, especially as they are full-backs like me. I feel I could go on to do that as well.”

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