Liverpool have made their third summer signing, with Scottish defender Calvin Ramsay arriving from Aberdeen in a deal potentially up to £6.5 million.
Calvin Ramsay has no intention of being second best at Liverpool, and he is eager to show everyone what he can accomplish following his move from Aberdeen.
On Sunday morning, Liverpool confirmed the defender’s move in a £4 million agreement that may grow to £6.5 million if certain performance-related add-ons are reached. Ramsay, 18, rose through Aberdeen’s development systems before earning his first team debut last season.
Calvin Ramsay played in 39 games last season, scoring a goal and providing nine assists. His achievements not only caught Liverpool’s attention, but also earned him the Scottish Football Writers’ Association’s Young Player of the Year award.
With Trent Alexander-Arnold as Liverpool’s first choice right-back facing little competition, it’s hoped Calvin Ramsay can not just give further assistance but also push the England defender right away. And in his first interview with the club, the adolescent stated as much, aiming to show his new coaches what he’s capable of.
“”I’m just delighted and it’s a dream come true to be here,” Ramsay told Liverpoolfc.com. It was a dream come true for me to play for Aberdeen, and I’m now playing for one of the best teams in the world. I’m excited to be a part of the clubs in the world community and to show my talent to the supporters.
“Hopefully, throughout pre-season, I’ll be able to show everyone at the club, both staff and players, what I’ve got, and then we’ll see what happens,” he said.
Calvin Ramsay also mentioned Alexander-Arnold while evaluating Liverpool’s younger players, citing the club’s outstanding youth pool as a key influence in his choice to join.
A lot of young players have played for Liverpool, including Trent Alexander-Arnold and Harvey Elliott, among others. There is a clear path here, which is one of the reasons I chose it.
The club is a large organization with opportunities for young players to play in the first team.
There’s no reason why I can’t try to make the first-team squad if I can come in during pre-season and make an impression.
When Jurgen Klopp’s team leaves for their pre-season tour of Asia and Germany next month, Ramsay will receive his first taste of action with Liverpool. On July 12, the Reds face Manchester United in Thailand, followed by a match against Crystal Palace in Singapore on July 15.
Klopp’s team will then travel to Leipzig, Germany, on July 21. Liverpool will then play Manchester City in the Community Shield at Wembley on July 30 for their first taste of silverware. The next Premier League season will begin the following weekend.
Calvin Ramsay is set to be Liverpool’s final summer acquisition, with the club previously having completed deals for Fabio Carvalho and Darwin Nunez.