Report by Il Resto Del Carlino that Leeds, Leicester and Manchester United will have to pay £5m to sign Aberdeen defender Calvin Ramsay. Bologna was interested, but chose to withdraw.
Ramsay, 18, has been crucial for Aberdeen this season – scoring 22 games in all competitions, boasting eight assists in those games. It comes after joining the senior team in the previous term, playing six games.
His form on the right side of defence is superb. Bologna wants to sign the Scotland U21 star, with Aaron Hickey impressing in Italy. But Aberdeen wanted £5m, and that caused Bologna to surrender.
In fact, the report also claims that Leeds, Leicester and Manchester United are all expressing an interest in Ramsay. Whether a move is made by any of the three by the deadline day, remains to be seen. He has a contract until 2024.
Leeds, Leicester and United eye Ramsay: £5m could be a bargain
Ramsay is showing great potential in Scotland’s top division, a team whose quality is improving with every passing season. At the age of 18, he has proven himself to be one of Aberdeen’s finest players.
£5m is expensive for a player who has only made 28 appearances at senior level. But given Ramsay’s potential, Premier League clubs could end up signing a bargain if they meet Pittodrie’s asking price.
As mentioned above, it is unclear if Premier League clubs will keep an eye on a move on the last day as he is still learning his trade north of the border. It could be the one that happens in the summer.
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