Arsenal are joined by Manchester United and Aston Villa in the race to sign Aberdeen whizkid Calvin Ramsay.
According to Ekrem Konur, Arsenal are among the clubs that are keeping a close eye on Calvin Ramsay. The Aberdeen youngster has attracted a lot of attention in the English market after his breakthrough in Scotland, with the Gunners joined by Manchester United and Aston Villa in the list of clubs interested in his services.
A native of Aberdeen, Ramsay began his youth footballing career at his hometown club, rising up the ranks before eventually sealing promotion to the senior side this summer. It was largely thanks to a rather promising end to the 2020/21 campaign that saw him being involved in quite a few matches.
This season, the 18-year-old has gone on to become the club’s first-choice right-back, with eight appearances in the Scottish Premiership so far. He has already turned a lot of heads with his attacking prowess, notably registering three assists in the league, two of which have come in the last two matches against St. Mirren and Celtic respectively.
Ramsay’s impressive performances have put a number of top English clubs on alert, including Arsenal. The North London giants are in the market for a new right-back, who can compete with new signing Takehiro Tomiyasu.
Manchester United, too, could be on the hunt for new a right-back as star player Aaron Wan-Bissaka has endured a difficult start to the campaign. Their only alternative Diego Dalot isn’t favoured much by Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer and was even linked with a late summer exit to Borussia Dortmund.
The same can be said for Aston Villa, who could use a cover for Matty Cash on the right hand side. And Ramsay fits the bill perfectly given the potential he has shown at Aberdeen as well as his offensive prowess that could bode well, especially for Arsenal, who are looking for a more attacking alternative for Tomiyasu, who is more of a centre-back.
However, it won’t be surprising to see the three teams being patient with their pursuit of Ramsay. The youngster doesn’t have much experience at the highest level of football, which does make him a risky investment at the moment, especially in the current financial climate.