Leeds: Elland Road move for 'very talented' 18 y/o 'smart business'

Leeds United would pull off a ‘smart piece of business’ by welcoming highly-rated Aberdeen right-back Calvin Ramsay to Elland Road, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.

The summer transfer window is fast approaching and, while the Whites’ Premier League status is by no means secure, it appears Jesse Marsch has started to identify potential arrivals.

What’s the latest news involving Ramsay?

According to The Sun, Leeds have set their sights on hijacking Liverpool’s move for Ramsay in the summer.

The report suggests the three-cap Scotland under-21 international could leave Aberdeen for as little as £3million and although Liverpool see Ramsay as potential cover for Trent Alexander-Arnold, he could find a quicker route into the first-team by heading to Yorkshire.

Marsch was only unveiled as Leeds’ head coach in February, but the Whites’ interest in the full-back precedes his appointment.

Sky Sports Italy journalist Gianluca Di Marzio revealed they lodged a bid worth just shy of £3million, plus add-ons, during the final days of the January transfer window.

Serie A side Bologna also tested Aberdeen’s resolve by tabling a £3.3million offer, but the Scottish Premiership side held firm and were unwilling to sanction his mid-season departure.

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What has Pete O’Rourke said about Ramsay?

O’Rourke understands Leeds are keen to sign a right-back when the transfer window reopens for business.

The journalist feels Ramsay would be a shrewd signing by Marsch as he looks to put his own stamp on the squad he inherited from Marcelo Bielsa.

O’Rourke told GIVEMESPORT: “He’s a very talented boy and I think Leeds are in the market for a right-back as cover for Luke Ayling this summer because they’ve been short of defenders when injury problems have hit them this season.

“I think signing somebody with the potential of Calvin Ramsay would be a smart piece of business by Leeds.”

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Why is Ramsay of interest to Leeds?

Despite still being in the early days of his career, Ramsay has made himself an Aberdeen regular this season.

The teenager has also shown that he can be a threat in the final third of the pitch by registering a goal and nine assists since breaking into the senior squad.

Marsch currently only has two right-back options at his disposal in Luke Ayling and Stuart Dallas but, with them having to feature in various positions due to injuries elsewhere in the team, drafting in Ramsay could be clever business by Leeds.

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