Liverpool have signed 18 year-old right-back, Calvin Ramsay from Aberdeen in a £6.5m transfer deal.
Ramsay graduated through Aberdeen’s youth ranks and made his senior debut in March 2021 before going on to become a first-team regular last season, as he scored one goal in 39 senior appearances for the Dons in the last 16 months.
His exploits also saw him voted as 2021-22 Young Player of the Year by Scottish Football Writers Association, whilst he was also shortlisted for PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year award.
Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com about his switch to Anfield, Ramsay admitted that he is “just buzzing” as he described the transfer as “a dream come true really to be here,” as Liverpool begin to build on new rising talent to eventually replace their current stars.
The 18 year-old though had a message for supporters of Aberdeen – his hometown club, as he said: “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.”
Ramsay though is aware that there are already several young stars in the first-team squad at Anfield like Trent Alexander-Arnold and Harvey Elliott, but believes that he can impress in pre-season and particularly provide Alexander-Arnold with competition at right-back position.
With Fabio Carvalho and Darwin Nunez also joining the club this summer, Ramsay iterated that he is confident in Liverpool’s plans for young player development as he added: “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.”
Ramsay has signed a five-year contract until June 2027 and will wear the number 22 shirt which will be vacated by its predecessor, Loris Karius who has been released by the club at conclusion of his contract which expires on 30 June.