By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

26th Jan, 2022 | 3:25pm

Sky Sports pundit reacts to £6m Leeds United development in pursuit of Ramsay

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Paul Robinson doesn’t want Leeds United to pursue a deal for Aberdeen’s Calvin Ramsay as he doesn’t feel Marcelo Bielsa needs a new right-back.

On 19 January, the Daily Mail reported that Leeds, Leicester, Manchester United, Southampton and Tottenham have all scouted the 18-year-old and that Aberdeen want over £6million for him.

It is understood that if the Scottish Premiership do agree to sell Ramsay before the transfer window closes on 31 January, they will want to agree a deal that sees him return to Pittodrie on loan for the rest of the season.

However, Robinson believes there are more pressing issues at Elland Road other than finding an up-and-coming right-back.

Speaking to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said: “It’s not a lot of money but if you ask any Leeds fan if you want a right-back when you’ve got Luke Ayling, he’s been a top-class right-back for the last three or four seasons.

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Jamie Shackleton can play there, Stuart Dallas has played there. It’s not a pressing matter.

Okay, signing good young players is always good for the club but they need a centre-half, they need a central midfielder and they need a centre-forward. They are far more pressing issues than a right-back.

Yes, he’s a top player. Yes, he’s a quality young player who’s up and coming. But it’s not an area that Leeds fans will look at and say that’s what the team needs to improve.”

Ramsay has been in superb form for Aberdeen this season, assisting eight goals in his 22 appearances across all competitions.

Former Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has told Sky Sports, as quoted by the Daily Mail in the same report, that the right-back is a “terrific” player with “a really good agent who looks after him”.

McInnes also feels it will be hard for his old club to reject any decent offers for the teenage ace.

He added: “I think he will go in this window. The money potentially there for Aberdeen will be tough for him to turn down.”

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are in advanced talks over letting a European player leave on a loan-to-buy basis.