Eintracht Frankfurt have reportedly joined the race to sign in-demand Aberdeen right-back Calvin Ramsay, who is also a target for Liverpool.
According to Calciomercato, the race to sign Calvin Ramsay is heating up with Eintracht Frankfurt becoming the latest club to express their desire to secure his services this summer. The 18-year-old Aberdeen whizkid is considered one of the most in-demand players in the Scottish market, with many expecting him to join a bigger club after the end of the season.
Liverpool have been primarily linked with a move for Ramsay, with Jurgen Klopp keen on shoring up his options in the fullback department. But it appears they are set to face fresh competition from Eintracht Frankfurt, who have built a solid profile in Europe after beating FC Barcelona in the Europa League quarter-finals.
A native of the city, Ramsay has become one of the rising stars in the Scottish Premiership this season. With 22 league appearances, the Scottish right-back has become an ever-present figure in Aberdeen’s senior squad, notably racking up five assists.
The 18-year-old whizkid’s impressive numbers are indicative of his ability to provide the attacking support out wide. The youngster is athletic enough to keep up with the opposition attackers as well, though he is yet to be tested at the highest level of football.
Buoyed by the recent triumph over Barcelona, Eintracht Frankfurt are keen on adding some real quality in the team this summer. Calvin Ramsay, to that end, is likely being targeted as the long-term replacement for Timothy Chandler and an upgrade over Danny da Costa, who has not been able to impress since his successful loan spell at Mainz.
Liverpool, on the other hand, are closely monitoring Ramsay’s development as well. The Reds could go after the Scotsman as a potential replacement for Neco Williams. The Scottish whizkid is expected to leave Anfield in the summer, as he is keen on a permanent switch to Fulham following his success under Marco Silva.
Ramsay could be an ideal man to fill in the shoes of Williams at Liverpool. The 18-year-old can prove to be a competent backup for Trent Alexander-Arnold, though a move to Anfield could significantly hinder his progress, due to a lack of game-time.
That is where clubs like Eintracht Frankfurt may have the upper hand in the race to sign the Aberdeen fullback this summer, though Liverpool do have a positive record of developing young talents in recent years, with Alexander-Arnold being the most prime example of them all.