Aberdeen manager Jim Goodwin has confirmed that Premier League giants Liverpool have ‘agreed a fee’ to bring Calvin Ramsay to Anfield, speaking to Sky Sports.
With one glorious era coming to a close – Sadio Mane is on his way, Mo Salah could follow while Roberto Firmino, Thiago, Virgil van Dijk and Jordan Henderson are all the wrong side of 30 – Jurgen Klopp and co are laying the foundations for a new dynasty to grow out of the rubble of the old one.
18-year-old Ramsay is likely to be Liverpool’s third and final summer signing, per The Times. He joins fellow teenager Fabio Carvalho and 22-year-old Darwin Nunez; Three players capable of making an immediate impact now and also for many moons to come.
“The two clubs have agreed a fee,” says Goodwin. “Calvin needs to pass a medical and agree personal terms.
“It’s a very exciting opportunity for Calvin and his family, no doubt. The academy staff at Aberdeen deserve a huge amount of credit for developing Calvin and giving him the opportunity in the first team.
“Liverpool are very lucky if that deal does go through as they’re looking at a very exciting young talent who won the (Scottish Football Writer’s) Young Player of the Year award last year.
“We certainly had high hopes for Calvin and no doubt he’ll go from strength to strength at a very good team in Liverpool.”
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Ramsay will reportedly cost Liverpool £4 million up front, a fee potentially rising to over £6 million with bonuses. The Scotland U21 international provided nine assists during a stunning breakthrough season at Pittodrie and will look to learn from his idol, the irrepressible Trent Alexander-Arnold, south of the border.
“Don’t get me wrong, he’s not the finished article as you’d expect at 18. He’s got a huge amount of improvement and lots of development still to do,” Goodwin adds.
“But he’s a good character; a very good kid and if it does eventually get done, he’ll leave here with the best wishes of everybody.”
Ramsay’s impending arrival opens the door for Neco Williams to leave in pursuit of regular first-team football elsewhere.
Sports Illustrated believe that Nottingham Forest and Fulham – whom Williams played for on loan last season – have both submitted bids in the region of £15 million.