The Scotland youth international could be set for a move to the Premier League by becoming Jurgen Klopp’s first signing in the summer transfer window.
Liverpool’s reported interest in Aberdeen right-back Calvin Ramsay appears to have taken a step forward as the Premier League and Champions League runners-up face his move.
The Scotland youth international has been linked with the Reds as well as several other clubs in England, Italy and Germany including Leeds United in recent months.
The teenager has been described as a “perfect understudy” for Trent Alexander-Arnold and could potentially move straight into the Anfield side’s Premier League squad despite his young age.
Here’s everything you need to know about the player, including his age, FIFA 22 rating, career stats and potential cost:
Who is Calvin Ramsay? Aberdeen connected to Liverpool on the right back
Calvin Ramsay is an 18-year-old right-back who plays for Scottish Premier League club Aberdeen.
He has spent his entire career with the Pittodrie Club and progressed through youth academy before signing his first professional contract last year.
He made his senior debut for the club in March 2020 aged just 17 and would play four more games before his 18th birthday.
He established himself as the first-choice right-back under manager Stephen Glass and his successor Jim Goodwin in a disappointing 2021/22 season for the Dons, which saw them finish 10th in the Scottish Premiership.
He played for the club in Europa Conference League qualifiers as well as in the league games earlier in the season.
Injuries limited the teenager to just 24 league games overall, but that was still enough to earn him the Scottish Football Writers’ Association (SFWA) Young Player of the Year – an accolade previously held by players like the current Arsenal star Kieran Tierney, former Wolves striker Steven Fletcher and Celtic icon Scott Brown.
According to the data collected by who scoredRamsay is seen as a similar player to current Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Under Stephen Glass, Aberdeen played mainly in a three-back system, with full-backs providing attack breadth, with Ramsay on the right and the experienced Jonny Hayes on the left.
The Dons experimented with different systems under Glass and eventually Goodwin, but their full backs, including Ramsay, remained their strongest attacking exit on the flanks.
He scored one goal and four assists in the 2020/21 season, but those numbers are perhaps more indicative of the poor performance of the Aberdeen team as a whole.
Ramsay attempted 1.5 key passes per 90 minutes and 8.3 crosses with a 26.3% cross success rate.
He also showed some excellent skills and technique, including during a memorable assist for striker Christian Ramierez in a 2-1 loss to Dundee United in August which can be seen here.
Calvin Ramsay Fifa 22 review
Ramsay starts the popular video game with an overall rating of 63 with the potential to go all the way up to 80.
He is estimated to be worth just £400,000 with a wage of just £500, both well below real numbers.
He has 72 acceleration and 75 sprint speed with other key stats including 58 for passing, 64 for dribbling and 66 for crossing.
Defensively, he has 56 for tagging, 59 for stand tackle, and 57 for slide tackle.
How much is Calvin Ramsay Liverpool?
Aberdeen’s current record transfer fee is currently around £3m plus surcharges paid by Nottingham Forest for Scotland centre-back Scott McKenna in 2020.
Liverpool are expected to have to smash that fee to have an offer accepted by the Dons.
In recent years, the Pittodrie side have made a habit of tying their best players to long-term contracts and Ramsay’s current contract runs until the end of the 2023/24 season.
The current figures being touted are between £4m and £6m including add-ons, with the lower end of that scale likely to be the minimum the club would accept.
As mentioned, Aberdeen underperformed last season and that has left manager Jim Goodwin with the task of overhauling and rebuilding the squad, which will understandably require investment.
The Dons are also planning to build a new stadium and like many clubs have been hit hard by the global Covid-19 pandemic but have the support of chairman Dave Cormack and are unable to sell their prize money cheaply.
They also have Scotland international Lewis Ferguson, another highly rated player who has been linked to a big money move from the North East.
Still, it’s understood personal terms won’t be an issue and the player is keen to join Liverpool, meaning the only thing standing in the way of a deal is Aberdeen’s asking price, which would certainly be seen as achievable for the Reds at the top end the rumored scale.