Liverpool have negotiated a fee of £6.5 million for Aberdeen right-back Calvin Ramsay, with the Reds investing an upfront payment of £4 million plus £2.5 million in add-ons.
The 18-year-old will now go to Liverpool to settle personal arrangements and undergo a medical examination.
Liverpool had been in negotiations with the Dons about a defender following Jurgen Klopp’s side made an £4 million bid, plus £2 million in add-ons.
Aberdeen, on the other hand, is said to have held tough and demanded at least £5m up front, with another £5m in add-ons.
However, the negotiated sum of £6.5 million assures Ramsay would become Aberdeen’s highest sale, breaking their previous record of £3 million from Nottingham Forest for Scott McKenna. The Dons also have got an additional £1 million for the centre-back this summer as a result of Forest’s promotion to the Premier League.
Ramsay is likely towards becoming Liverpool’s third acquisition this summer, following the signings of Darwin Nunez in a club-record £85 million move from Benfica and Fabio Carvalho from Fulham.
Aberdeen turned down a deal for the player from Bologna in January, which was said to be an £830,000 loan offer with an intention to purchase for £3.3 million.
Liverpool have recognized Ramsay as a long-term competition for England’s Trent Alexander-Arnold, a player Ramsay has cited as one of his biggest inspirations.
“As a full-back, seeing Trent and his crosses and his technical skill – if I can get to that degree, it’d be a plus,” he remarked.
“Andy Robertson at Liverpool and (Kieran) Tierney at Arsenal have indeed been outstanding, and they are guys I like, particularly because they are both full-backs like myself. I believe I am capable of doing so as well.”
Dons manager Jim Goodwin was unsurprised by the increased interest in the teenager over the season.
He said: “To be honest, Calvin was arguably one of the top young full-backs in the world before to January. That is not hyperbole.
“His analytics, statistics, and attacking figures were fantastic, as were his crosses into the box.
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