Calvin Ramsey: Liverpool agree to a £6.5m deal for Aberdeen right-back | football news

Liverpool have agreed a £6.5m deal to signal Aberdeen right-back Calvin Ramsey, with the Reds paying £4m up entrance and £2.5m in add-ons.

The 18-year-old is now set to journey to Liverpool to finalize private phrases and bear a medical.

Liverpool have been in talks with Dons over the defender after Jurgen Klopp’s aspect made an preliminary provide of £4m, with £2m in add-ons.

Nevertheless, it’s understood that Aberdeen had a enterprise and needed at the least £5m up entrance, with £5m in add-ons.

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Ramsey scored his first purpose of the season in a draw in opposition to Dundee

However the agreed charge of £6.5m ensured Ramsey would turn out to be the document sale for Aberdeen, beating the present document £3m from Nottingham Forest for Scott McKenna. Dons additionally obtained an extra £1m at centre-back this summer time following Forrest’s promotion to the Premier League.

Ramsey is ready to turn out to be Liverpool’s third signing this summer time, after the arrival of Darwin Nunez in a membership document £85m deal from Benfica And the Fabio Carvalho, who signed from Fulham.

Sky Sports activities Information It was revealed final week that Ramsey’s most popular selection is to hitch Liverpool, amongst plenty of golf equipment in England, Germany and Italy.

In January, Aberdeen rejected a suggestion for the participant from Bologna – understood to be a £830,000 mortgage provide, with an obligation to purchase for £3.3m.

Greatest younger defender on this planet

Ramsey won the award after an impressive season in Aberdeen
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Ramsey has received the Scotland Younger Participant of the 12 months award for the Soccer Ebook after a formidable season in Aberdeen

Liverpool have recognized Ramsey as a long-term rival at right-back for England star Trent Alexander-Arnold – a participant Ramsey has highlighted as one of many largest influences in his life.

“As a full-back, I watch Trent, his passing and his technical talents – if I can get to that stage will probably be a bonus,” he stated.

“Andy Robertson at Liverpool and (Kieran) Tierney at Arsenal have been implausible and two gamers I look as much as, particularly since they’re full-backs like me. I really feel I can proceed to try this too.”

Talking in the course of the season, Dons supervisor Jim Goodwin wasn’t shocked by the rising curiosity within the teen.

He stated, “Earlier than January, Calvin was most likely among the finest younger defenders on this planet to be fully sincere. That is no exaggeration.

“His stats, his information when it comes to offensive numbers, his passing place within the penalty space have been superb.

“He is fallen out of practice somewhat bit. Whether or not it is due to turning his head in January with whether or not he is shifting or not.”

Who’s Calvin Ramsay?

Calvin Ramsey debuted with Scotland U-21 this year
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Ramsey appeared with Scotland U-21 this 12 months

The teen was one of many shining lights of Aberdeen as they endured a troublesome season within the Scottish Premier League ultimately ending tenth.

The 18-year-old placed on some inspiring performances that confirmed off his pure expertise, and attracted the curiosity of high golf equipment in England and Europe.

However Liverpool appear to be profitable the race for the younger participant thought of by many to be one of the crucial gifted youngsters in European soccer.

He broke into the workforce within the 2020/21 season and made 33 appearances for the Dons in the course of the season that had simply ended, scoring one purpose.

Ramsey made his European debut with a 5-1 win over Swedish aspect BK Haken final July within the European Convention League qualifiers, beginning at right-back and organising the primary purpose.

Liverpool matches: The Reds begin at Fulham

Liverpool matches 2022/23
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Liverpool matches 2022/23

Liverpool kicks off their 2022/23 Premier League marketing campaign with a lunch journey to newly promoted Fulham on Saturday 6 August.

This would be the fourth consecutive season that Liverpool start a brand new marketing campaign in opposition to the Premier League’s newcomer.

However after going through Crystal Palace, Jurgen Klopp’s aspect will face Manchester United at Previous Trafford on August 20.

September will see away journeys to each Everton and Chelsea in September, and Liverpool will even face back-to-back matches in opposition to champions Arsenal and Man Metropolis on October 8 and 15 respectively.

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Former Liverpool striker Neil Mellor has responded to Premier League matches together with early ‘powerful matches’ in opposition to high opponents.

Liverpool’s final recreation earlier than the season was paused for the Winter World Cup can be in opposition to Southampton at Anfield on 12 November earlier than returning to motion at Aston Villa on Boxing Day.

The Reds then host arch-rivals United on March 4, earlier than tough-looking matches on back-to-back weekends at Metropolis (April 1) and in opposition to Arsenal at Anfield (April 8), earlier than ending the season in Southampton.