Liverpool confirm signing of Calvin Ramsay after agreeing £6.5m deal with Aberdeen for the 18-year-old full-back… with the Reds’ summer business now COMPLETE after also bringing in Darwin Nunez and Fabio Carvalho
- Right-back Calvin Ramsay has joined Liverpool from Aberdeen for £6.5million
- The Reds had been in talks with the Dons for weeks before a deal was agreed
- He is Liverpool’s third summer arrival after Darwin Nunez and Fabio Carvalho
- Ramsay is expected to serve as Trent Alexander-Arnold’s understudy at Anfield
Liverpool have confirmed the signing of right-back Calvin Ramsay from Aberdeen for £6.5million.
The Reds had been in negotiations with the Scottish club for weeks, but Sportsmail revealed three days ago that they had brokered a deal that will see them pay an initial £4million with a further £2.5m in bonuses.
Ramsay, 18, is Jurgen Klopp’s third signing of the summer after Darwin Nunez and Fabio Carvalho, but there are expected to be no more arrivals at Anfield during this transfer window.
Liverpool have confirmed the signing of 18-year-old right-back Calvin Ramsay from Aberdeen
‘I’m just buzzing and it’s a dream come true really to be here,’ Ramsay told the club’s official website.
‘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.
‘There’s been a lot of young players that have played – the likes of Trent [Alexander-Arnold] and Harvey [Elliott] as well, there’s a lot more.
The Reds had been in negotiations with the Scottish club for weeks before agreeing a deal
The teenager will serve as Trent Alexander-Arnold’s understudy at right-back on Merseyside
‘There’s obviously a pathway here – that’s one of the reasons I chose it as well. It’s not just a massive club, they give young players chances in the first team.
‘So if I can come in in pre-season, put my mark down, then there’s no reason why I can’t push to get in the first-team squad.’
Aberdeen had been holding out for a record transfer for Ramsay following his impressive breakthrough season in which he won the Scottish Football Writers’ Young Player of the Year award.
Ramsay is Liverpool’s third summer signing after Fabio Carvalho (L) and Darwin Nunez (R)
The teenager made 33 appearances in all competitions throughout the campaign, contributing one goal and nine assists. He also made his debut for Scotland’s under-21 side in September and has since earned three caps.
Ramsay will serve as Trent Alexander-Arnold’s understudy at right-back on Merseyside.
His arrival does raise doubts over the Anfield future of Neco Williams, 21, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Championship winners Fulham.
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