Calvin Ramsay’s 5 transfer options as Aberdeen teen sees clubs in England and Europa queue up

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Transfer speculation is always rife when the season ends, and Calvin Ramsay is probably the Scottish-based player who is attracting the most attention.

The Aberdeen full back has been monitored by a host of clubs in England, as well as further afield in the likes of Italy and Germany.

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

Up to £ 6 million has been mentioned and that would surely represent good business for them.

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

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

Bologna



Aaron Hickey has shown the way in Bologna
Aaron Hickey has shown the way in Bologna

Of all the teams linked with the youngster, Bologna have been one of the most consistently there.

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

Both are full backs, similar ages, with similar experience in the Scottish Premiership and caps at youth international level.

Nobody could have predicted just how well the ex-Hearts kid would go on to do, and Ramsay could be the next one.

Hickey also recently forced his way into Steve Clarke’s senior set-up which could be another carrot.

Bologna were said to be trying to push through a £ 4.8 million transfer in January but could not get it over the line.

They instead signed Denso Kasius for around £ 3m from Utrecht, but he hasn’t hit the heights they had hoped so Ramsay is still on the radar.

Sassuolo

Serie A seems to be a very realistic possibility with more than one club said to be keen.

Neroverdi had Ramsay, along with Hibs’ Josh Doig, watched in a league match back in March.

They were said to have done their homework on him prior to that too.

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He did score an own goal in the match but that should not blot his copybook too much given the body of work he has built up.

The Scottish market seems to be in demand in Italy after the moves of Hickey and Liam Henderson and it could well be an attractive proposition for the teen.

Liverpool



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

Another big name to have been persistently linked – reports earlier this month even suggested a £ 4 million transfer was close.

Like Bologna, the Reds already have a success story full-back after Andy Robertson kicked on immeasurably after his move from Hull City.

First team minutes would presumably be hard to come by initially, with the talent that is Trent Alexander-Arnold making the right-back slot his own.

However, Kostas Tsimikas on the other side is the perfect example of someone who can come in, provide back-up and gain experience by getting gametime here and there.

Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp have reputations for getting the best out of players too.

Leeds United

The other name that is not going away.

Leeds secured their Premier League status on Sunday and have immediately set about trying to bolster their squad for next season.

Having a top flight budget could help prospects of getting Ramsay, with more score for ‘project’ signings of younger players.

They’re believed to be close to signing top target Brenden Aaronson from RB Salzburg, but have also been working on trying to land the Dons star.

Eintracht Frankfurt

Interest has also been noted in Germany, with Eintracht Frankfurt leading the pack but others such as Hoffenheim mentioned.

Frankfurt joined the host of suitors that were keen in January.

And having been pushed all the way by Rangers in the Europa League final, they’ll be well aware of the talent in this country.

The Bundesliga side were said to be ready to make a bid back then, so may well return.

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