Calvin Ramsay’s 5 transfer options as an Aberdeen teenager sees clubs in England and Europe pending

Transfer speculation is always rife when the season ends and Calvin Ramsay is probably the Scotland-based player drawing the most attention.

The Aberdeen full-back has been watched by a variety of clubs in England and further afield in Italy and Germany.

The Dons are in no rush to sell one of their only recent success stories, and will hold out for a decent fee, too.

Up to £6million has been mentioned and that would certainly be a good deal for them.

The 18-year-old’s head must be spinning with all the talk and interest, and he will try to plan his next move wisely.

Here, Soccer Scotland takes a look at what those options might be.

Bologna



Aaron Hickey demonstrated it in Bologna
Aaron Hickey demonstrated it in Bologna

Of all the teams associated with the youngster, Bologna has been one of the most consistent there.

Both player and club will look to the success of Aaron Hickey’s move to Rossoblù as a perfect example of how well it could work.

Both are full-backs, the same age, with similar experience in the Scottish Premier League and international youth-level caps.

No one could have predicted how well the ex-Hearts child would carry on and Ramsay could be next.

Hickey also recently wormed his way onto Steve Clarke’s senior team, which could be another carrot.

Bologna are said to have tried to push through a £4.8million transfer in January but couldn’t get it over the line.

They have instead signed Denso Kasius for around £3million from Utrecht but he hasn’t reached the heights hoped for, so Ramsay is still on the radar.

Sassuolo

Serie A looks like a very realistic possibility, with more than one club reportedly interested.

Neroverdi paired Ramsay with Hibs’ Josh Doig to watch a league game in March.

They are said to have done their homework on him beforehand.

He scored an own goal in the game but that shouldn’t weigh too heavily on his hilt considering the amount of work he’s built up.

The Scottish market appears to be in high demand following Hickey and Liam Henderson’s moves to Italy and it could well be an attractive proposition for the teenager.

Liverpool



Ramsay could link up with Andy Robertson at Liverpool
Ramsay could link up with Andy Robertson at Liverpool

Another big name who has been constantly linked – reports earlier this month even suggested a £4million transfer was close.

Like Bologna, the Reds already have a track record as full-backs after Andy Robertson continued immeasurably following his move from Hull City.

The team’s opening minutes are likely to be difficult to come by initially as talent Trent Alexander-Arnold makes the right-back’s place his own.

However, Kostas Tsimikas on the other hand is the perfect example of someone who can come in, provide support and gain experience by getting game time here and there.

Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp also have a reputation for bringing out the best in players.

LeedsUnited

The other name that won’t go away.

Leeds secured their Premier League status on Sunday and immediately set about strengthening their squad for next season.

A top-flight budget could help prospects get Ramsay, with more points for younger players’ “project” signings.

They are believed to be close to signing top target Brenden Aaronson from RB Salzburg but have also been working to land the Dons star.

Eintracht Frankfurt

Interest has also been noted in Germany, with Eintracht Frankfurt leading the field, but others such as Hoffenheim are also named.

Frankfurt joins the throng of interested parties in January.

And after being pushed to the limit by Rangers in the Europa League final, they will be aware of the talent in this country.

The Bundesliga side were said to have been willing to make an offer at the time, so there could well be a return.

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