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Liverpool blueprint clear as Reds close in on deal for Aberdeen's Calvin Ramsay


Premier League runners-up Liverpool are close to securing a deal for Aberdeen's teenage sensation Calvin Ramsay.

The Scottish youth international was a shining light at Pittodrie Stadium this season, with the 18-year-old local and youth academy graduate featuring thirty-three times for The Dons in 2021-22, and now looks set to ply his trade at Anfield next season.

Liverpool will shell out an initial £4 million to bring the U21 star to Anfield with an additional £2.5-million in add-ons possible according to the Daily Mail's Dominic King.

Ramsay was named the Scottish Football Writers' Young Player of the Year in 2021-22, and the prospect of working under Jürgen Klopp while learning from the likes of countryman Andrew Robertson as well as fellow right-back Trent Alexander Arnold could be a massive chance that could benefit both Scotland and Liverpool in the coming seasons.

Moreover, and more importantly, Ramsay's age profile shows that Liverpool have intentionally continued the trend of recruiting younger players this summer as sustainability and long-term potential remain at the forefront of what the club aims to achieve both domestically and in Europe over the coming years.

With Núñez set to replace Sadio Mané (30) as the Senegalese star looks destined for a move to Bayern Munich this summer, the club has also seen fit to look at long-term solutions for the inevitable departures - or regression - of star pair Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino; both of whom are also thirty.

When added to other young(er) standout profiles through Diogo Jota, Harvey Elliott, Curtis Jones, and the aforementioned defensive pair of Alexander-Arnold and Konaté, the recent deals that Liverpool have pushed through dictate that, despite the amount of money the club has spent, their preference remains long-term solutions to build around rather than relying on yearly additions of a more veteran profile.

The club is likely to take the same approach after the upcoming 2022-23 season, with the Ramsay deal set to be the final piece of the summer transfer program under Klopp.

But expected business to revamp midfield options as Jordan Henderson and James Milner progress in age should mean that Liverpool will continue on their present course and hope that it will be enough to outstrip Manchester City in the long run.




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