Fabrizio Romano claims Liverpool have set sights on 'really interesting player', deal reportedly close
Liverpool have been linked with Aberdeen’s Calvin Ramsay in recent weeks.
Now, Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that the Reds are indeed following the young full-back.
The transfer insider was talking on the latest episode of Rio Ferdinand Presents FIVE’s Gazzetta dello FIVE.
90Min recently claimed Liverpool were leading the race to sign Ramsay.
The outlet suggested the Anfield outfit are confident of landing him and feel a deal is close.
As well as the Reds, the likes of Leeds, West Ham, Burnley and Crystal Palace are reportedly also in pursuit.
Ramsay has enjoyed a superb breakthrough season at the Scottish top-flight club.
He only made his senior debut in March 2021, in a Scottish Cup trip to Dumbarton.
Since then, however, he has kicked on massively, and is now seemingly attracting glances from top clubs.
He has featured 31 times for Aberdeen this term, both domestically and in the Europa Conference League.
Ramsay has registered an impressive nine assists for his club, as well as one goal.
Romano was asked on GDF about any transfer updates regarding Liverpool.
He mentioned several potential leads, including that of Ramsay.
“Calvin Ramsay is a full-back from Aberdeen, really interesting player, born in 2003,” he said.
“He’s a player they (Liverpool) are scouting and following and monitoring.
“So he could be an option for Liverpool.”
“Blessed with excellent ability”
Goal.com spoke highly of Ramsay’s key characteristics and why so many clubs are keeping tabs on him.
They wrote earlier this year: “Ramsay’s most obvious qualities are those he provides going forwards.
“His distribution is excellent over a variety of ranges, he is a strong set-piece taker and his willingness to attack opposing defenders is more reminiscent of a winger than a full-back.
“He is also blessed with excellent ability on both feet. This was amply demonstrated as Aberdeen posted a tweet of him scoring a stunning 30-yard strike with his weaker left foot while playing for the youth team.
“A strong runner, he looks every inch the modern full-back, with a style reminiscent of those at the very top of the game, such as Trent Alexander-Arnold or Kyle Walker.
“There is a long way to go before he hits such heights, but the intent and desire is there.”
Goal.com also quotes Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack as saying: “There’s not many right-backs like him at that age doing what he does when you look at all the data.
“All these clubs look at the same systems. They will have seen the same things that we have: that he’s in the elite upper bracket for a young right-back in Europe.
“He’s right up there across Europe, and they are seeing that.”
You may also like…
- Journalist says Tottenham are prioritising Raphinha over Richarlison
- Journalist says Arsenal have pulled plug on move for Youri Tielemans
- Report: ‘Incredible’ free-agent Tottenham and Ten Hag want is considering offers from Newcastle and Lampard
- Stan Collymore wants Liverpool to sign Raphinha ahead of Arsenal