Liverpool complete £8m signing of Calvin Ramsay

Liverpool have completed the signing of right-back Calvin Ramsay from Aberdeen. The Athletic understands that the deal is worth an initial fee of around £5 million, with a potential £3 million of add-ons.“I’m just buzzing and it’s a dream come true really to be here,” said Ramsay, who has signed a long-term contract at Anfield.“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.”The 18-year-old has impressed in the Scottish Premiership this season, with Aberdeen manager Jim Goodwin calling him “one of the best young full-backs in the world”.Leeds United were also interested in the youngster, along with relegated Watford and Italian side Sassuolo.Ramsay is Liverpool’s third signing of the summer. Attacking midfielder Fabio Carvalho has joined from Fulham, while Darwin Nunez’s signing was confirmed on Tuesday for an initial fee of £64 million.Klopp is understood to have approved the pursuit of Ramsay very quickly when the idea was presented to him, with the Scot thought of a potential long-term rival to Trent Alexander-Arnold.He made 33 appearances for Aberdeen across all competitions in 2021-22, scoring once and providing nine assists.Ramsay has also featured for Scotland Under-21.The other right-back in Liverpool’s squad is Neco Williams. However, it is likely the 21-year-old Wales international will, after his successful second half of this season helping Fulham win the Championship title out on loan, look to move on in search of more consistent playing time.Ramsay is expected to join the first-team squad at Anfield. (Photo: Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool complete £8m signing of Calvin Ramsay
Liverpool have completed the signing of right-back Calvin Ramsay from Aberdeen. The Athletic understands that the deal is worth an initial fee of around £5 million, with a potential £3 million of add-ons.“I’m just buzzing and it’s a dream come true really to be here,” said Ramsay, who has signed a long-term contract at Anfield.“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.”The 18-year-old has impressed in the Scottish Premiership this season, with Aberdeen manager Jim Goodwin calling him “one of the best young full-backs in the world”.Leeds United were also interested in the youngster, along with relegated Watford and Italian side Sassuolo.Ramsay is Liverpool’s third signing of the summer. Attacking midfielder Fabio Carvalho has joined from Fulham, while Darwin Nunez’s signing was confirmed on Tuesday for an initial fee of £64 million.Klopp is understood to have approved the pursuit of Ramsay very quickly when the idea was presented to him, with the Scot thought of a potential long-term rival to Trent Alexander-Arnold.He made 33 appearances for Aberdeen across all competitions in 2021-22, scoring once and providing nine assists.Ramsay has also featured for Scotland Under-21.The other right-back in Liverpool’s squad is Neco Williams. However, it is likely the 21-year-old Wales international will, after his successful second half of this season helping Fulham win the Championship title out on loan, look to move on in search of more consistent playing time.Ramsay is expected to join the first-team squad at Anfield. (Photo: Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)