By Craig Scott

8th Jun, 2022 | 11:40am

Liverpool set to blow Leeds United out of water with bid for Calvin Ramsay

Liverpool are set to table a bid for Calvin Ramsay in order to beat Leeds United to sign the signing of the Aberdeen right-back, according to The Times.

The newspaper reported on their website on 7 June that the Reds will offer “a package that would also include significant add-on clauses”. It is understood that the value of the bid will be £4million.

Leeds are said to “have a firm interest” in 18-year-old Ramsay but Aberdeen’s stance on wanting to keep the youngster will be tested when Liverpool’s bid is submitted.

Don’t need him

It’s strange that Leeds still hold an interest in Ramsay when it looks as though a deal to sign Red Bull Salzburg and Denmark right-back Rasmus Kristensen is all but done.

Phil Hay reported on The Athletic website on Tuesday (7 June) that a deal for Kristensen, 24, is “well on the way to being finalised“ and that he could undergo a medical with the Whites this week.

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Once that deal is rubber-stamped, we see no reason for Jesse Marsch to also sign Ramsay.

Luke Ayling, Stuart Dallas and Cody Drameh are all capable of playing at right-back and while Ayling and Dallas are going to miss a good chunk of the start of the 2022/23 season, they’ll still return at some point.

And until they do return, Kristensen and Drameh should be good enough options before youngster Drameh is potentially loaned out in January to continue getting senior experience.

That sounds as though it could be the plan for Marsch and Victor Orta but knowing Leeds, there’ll be plenty more injuries and twists between now and the January transfer window opening.

Either way, we doubt we’ll need Ramsay on top of that and we can’t blame a young Aberdeen player with a lot of potential for going to Liverpool and being their second-choice right-back behind Trent Alexander-Arnold.

In other Leeds United news, Andrea Radrizzani has basically confirmed that the Whites are set to seal a new signing.