Liverpool have agreed a £6.5m deal to sign Aberdeen right-back Calvin Ramsay, with the Reds paying an initial £4m up front and £2.5m in add-ons.

The 18-year-old is now due to travel to Liverpool to finalise personal terms and undergo a medical.

The Scotland Under-21s international will sign a five-year contract and become their third summer signing.

Liverpool had been locked in talks with the Dons over the defender after Jurgen Klopp’s side made an initial £4m offer, with £2m in add-ons.

However, it is understood Aberdeen were holding firm and wanted at least £5m up-front, with £5m in add-ons.

But the £6.5m fee agreed ensures Ramsay will become Aberdeen’s record sale, surpassing their current record of £3m from Nottingham Forest for Scott McKenna. The Dons have also received an extra £1m for the centre-back this summer after Forest were promoted to the Premier League.

Ramsay is set to become Liverpool’s third signing this summer after the arrivals of Fabio Carvalho from Fulham and Darwin Nunez from Benfica.

It was revealed last week that Ramsay’s preferred choice is to join Liverpool, out of a number of interested clubs in England, Germany and Italy.

Ramsay is seen as a long-term right-back rival for England star Trent Alexander-Arnold – a player which the youngster has highlighted as one of his biggest influences.

“As a full-back, watching Trent and his crosses and his technical ability – if I can get to that level then it would be a bonus,” he said.

“Andy Robertson at Liverpool and (Kieran) Tierney at Arsenal have been brilliant and they’re players I look up to, especially as they are full-backs like me. I feel I could go on to do that as well.”

Ramsay played 24 league games for Aberdeen last season, after breaking into the first team towards the end of the previous campaign, and is regarded by Liverpool as having the talent to compete for a place in the immediate term as well as being one for the future.

He won the Scottish Football Writers’ Association’s young player of the year award at the end of April.

Ramsay’s arrival could have an impact on the future of Neco Williams, who is valued at £15 million and attracting interest from Fulham and Nottingham Forest.


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