Former Scotland and Premier League manager Alex McLeish believes Aberdeen right-back Calvin Ramsay would pick Liverpool over Leeds United in the summer transfer window.
The Lowdown: Ramsay linked with Liverpool move
The Reds have been linked with a move for the 18-year-old in recent times, following a string of impressive performances for Aberdeen, with the reliable Paul Joyce naming him as a target.
Leeds could rival Liverpool for the Scot’s signature this summer, as he potentially moves south of the border.
The Latest: McLeish gives his verdict
Speaking to Football Insider, McLeish claimed his compatriot would surely opt for a move to Anfield over Elland Road, given the differing fortunes of both clubs currently:
“I would imagine, if I was in that position right now, I want to go to Liverpool.
“Because of the magnitude of the club, because of the lack of any chance of relegation. Even though I’d be an understudy to Trent Alexander-Arnold for a couple of years, I’ll get in and out.
“You’ve got a timeframe to develop yourself. Then if you end up cutting it at Liverpool, you’ve almost won the World Cup, haven’t you?
“I would expect a young player to be thinking that. Not thinking: ‘Well, Leeds are on the verge of relegation in the Championship. Maybe I’ll play more games in there.’
“That is a blooming hard league, the Championship. Any team can win on any given day. Even the bottom teams can beat the top teams. If Liverpool and Leeds are in for him, I would think he’d, all day long, choose Liverpool.”
The Verdict: Perfect Trent deputy
While Trent Alexander-Arnold clearly isn’t going to be ousted any time soon at Liverpool, Ramsay could come in as a hugely exciting backup option, getting opportunities in the domestic cups.
With Neco Williams possibly moving on, that space in the squad could open up for the Aberdeen man and he could then be loaned out immediately, in order to continue his growth.
Ramsay is clearly a special talent, and with Liverpool always planning for the long-term future, he is someone who should be viewed as a shrewd summer signing.
In other news, James Pearce has dropped a key Liverpool injury update. Read more here.
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