Aberdeen play hardball with Liverpool over Calvin Ramsay as Scottish club demand an up front payment of £5m and a total package worth £8.5m plus add-ons for the 18-year-old
- Aberdeen want an up front payment of £5m for Liverpool target Calvin Ramsay
- The Scottish side are holding out for total package worth £8.5m with add-ons
- Liverpool had hoped to sign the talented 18-year-old right-back for £4million
Aberdeen want an up front payment of £5million before agreeing to sell Calvin Ramsay to Liverpool.
The Anfield giants hoped to land the coveted Dons right-back for a fee of around £4m.
With talks reaching an advanced stage, however, Aberdeen are holding out for a total package worth £8.5m with add-ons.
Aberdeen are demanding an up front payment of £5million for Liverpool target Calvin Ramsay
And key to getting a deal over the line is the Champions League finalists agreeing to stump up another £1m as an up front payment.
Bologna are also keen on Ramsay and could make an offer if they sell Scotland defender Aaron Hickey for big money, with Brentford at the front of the queue for the former Hearts player.
Jurgen Klopp’s side had hoped that they would be able to sign the defender for £4million
The Serie A side had a loan-to-buy offer for Ramsay kicked out in January and are preparing a fresh move if they rake in a fee in excess of £18m for Hickey.
Ramsay himself is keen to make the move to Merseyside to work with Jurgen Klopp.
Seen as an understudy to Trent Alexander-Arnold, the 18-year-old has chipped in with nine assists and one goal in 39 appearances for the Pittodrie club.
Bologna are also interested in Ramsay, who is eager to join Liverpool and work under Klopp
Aberdeen are looking for big fees for Ramsay and Scotland midfielder Lewis Ferguson this summer as they looked to fund a summer rebuild for manager Jim Goodwin.
Liverpool are also closing in on a £68million deal for Benfica’s 22-year-old Uruguyan striker Darwin Nunez.