London, (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News – June 19, 2022): Calvin Ramsay says examples of how young players Trent Alexander-Arnold and Harvey Elliott flourished at Liverpool persuaded him to join them from Aberdeen for an initial amount of 4.2 million ($5.1 million) on Sunday.
The 18-year-old had been linked with several European clubs but opted for Liverpool to sign a five-year deal which also includes 2.5million potential add-ons and a 17.5% sell clause.
The Scotland Under-21 international will join Jurgen Klopp’s first team for pre-season training.
“There’s obviously a path here,” Ramsay said of the potential for young players to establish themselves in the first team.
“That’s also one of the reasons why I chose it. It’s not just a huge club, they give young players chances in the first team.
“So if I can come into pre-season, put my mark on, then there’s no reason why I can’t push to get into the first team.” Ramsay has been named Young Player of the Year by the Scottish Football Writers’ Association after an impressive season.
He played 33 times for Aberdeen, scoring one goal and providing nine assists.
“I’m just buzzing and it really is a dream come true to be here,” said the defender.
“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 huge achievement and I can’t wait to try and show it. to the fans what I’ve got.” Klopp said he was delighted to have secured another young player with a lot of potential.
“Calvin is another exciting young player so we are very happy,” Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com.
“He has a lot of potential. He is only 18 at the moment, although he will soon be 19 and already has a decent number of first-team appearances for a defender of his age.
“He’s athletic, smart, confident, with good technical ability and – always crucial – is eager to learn. So there’s a lot to like.” Ramsay is Liverpool’s third arrival this summer after Benfica’s Uruguayan 64m striker Darwin Nunez and Fulham’s 5m striker Fabio Carvalho.
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