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Calvin Ramsay has officially become a Liverpool player after completing his transfer from Aberdeen on a long-term contract.
Ramsay has followed Fabio Carvalho and Darwin Nunez through the Liverpool entrance thanks to his transfer. The expectation is that he will be their third and final recruit of the summer window.
The right-back will provide competition for first-choice Trent Alexander-Arnold over time. He has agreed to a long-term contract, which will reportedly run until 2027.
Liverpool’s announcement does not reveal the transfer fee. It is reportedly an initial £4m, with £2.5m in add-ons, which represents a record sale for Scottish side Aberdeen.
Ramsay, who passed a medical at the AXA Training Centre, is fulfilling another dream by making the move.
“I’m just buzzing and it’s a dream come true really to be here,” Ramsay told Liverpoolfc.com.
“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.”
Ramsay will wear the number 22 shirt. He is taking confidence from Liverpool’s approach with young players as he prepares to make his own claim for a place.
“There’s been a lot of young players that have played – the likes of Trent and Harvey [Elliott] as well, there’s a lot more,” 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.
“So if I can come in in pre-season, put my mark down, then there’s no reason why I can’t push to get in the first-team squad.”
Aberdeen tell Liverpool what to expect from Calvin Ramsay
The club selling Ramsay clearly believe he is capable of making an impact in his new surroundings. Aberdeen manager Jim Goodwin has backed his departing pupil to be a success south of the border.
“There is no doubt this is an exciting opportunity for Calvin and his family,” he told AFC.co.uk. “The AFC Youth Academy deserves a huge amount of credit for developing Calvin and it is testament to the pathway here at the Club that Calvin was given his debut in the first team, and not only that, was able to hold his own in the team last season.
“Liverpool are very lucky. They are getting a promising young talent. His stats in the first half of last season were amongst the top for full-backs in the world. We certainly had high hopes for him and I’ve no doubt he will go from strength to strength in a very good team at Liverpool.”
Ramsay is departing Aberdeen with 39 appearances behind him. Now, the teenager will be hoping to have many to tally up for Liverpool.
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