Liverpool 'close' to completing £10m signing after Darwin Nunez at Anfield

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Liverpool are closing in on the signing of Aberdeen teenager Calvin Ramsay, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.

The Reds are on the verge of making Benfica striker Darwin Nunez their record transfer, but Jones believes Jurgen Klopp’s side are not far off confirming another incoming.

What’s the latest news involving Ramsey?

According to Fabrizio Romano, Liverpool are set to reach an agreement with the Scottish outfit for the 18-year-old, with the deal set to cost the Anfield club around £10m, £5m up front with a further £5m with add ons and clauses.

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Ramsay enjoyed an impressive breakout season at Pittodrie last term, catching the attention with one goal and nine assists in his 39 appearances in all competitions.

Despite being just two games away from an unprecedented quadruple, though, Liverpool are short of cover in the right-back department, meaning Ramsay could provide competition for Trent Alexander-Arnold, especially in the domestic cups.

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James Milner and Joe Gomez played in Alexander-Arnold’s absence last season, but Ramsay’s arrival should allow the duo to play in their best positions.

Despite Nunez’s monster deal from Benfica grabbing the deadlines, Jones still believes Ramsay’s move to Anfield is more good news for the Reds.

What did Jones say about Ramsay?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “It’s close. It’s one they’ve been working on in the background for a few weeks. This isn’t one that’s going to get people super excited, but he is a good player.”

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How did Ramsey perform last season?

Despite not turning 19 until the end of next month, Ramsay enjoyed an exceptional first campaign in senior football.

A mid-season hamstring problem might have kept him out for two months, but when he was fit his attacking numbers highlight exactly why Klopp wants to bring him to Anfield.

In his 24 Scottish Premiership outings, he laid on four assists, created 38 chances, which is 1.58 per 90 minutes, while he completed more than 570 passes, giving him a success rate of 80 per cent.

Liverpool’s first choice full-backs, Alexander-Arnold and Robertson might have chipped in with 12 and 10 league assists respectively, but Ramsay creates a chance more often than the latter (1.55), emphasising how significant his attacking output is.

It’s too early to be comparing Ramsay to two of the most complete full-backs in European football, but it’s clear that he’s already made great strides north of the border and should get even better learning from those two.

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