Aberdeen right-back Calvin Ramsay says he is happy to be linked with a move to clubs like Liverpool.
After winning the Scottish Football Writers Association Young Player of the Season, Ramsay spoke to The Press and Journal about his future.
While flattered by the links to the likes of Liverpool, the 18-year-old says he is trying to keep focussed on Aberdeen.
“It’s good being linked with those clubs but I’ve just tried to block it out really,” said Ramsay
“You can’t get caught up in all of that. That’s the worst thing, especially as a young player. I’ve just broken into the first team this season, so I’m trying to block it out and keep playing my game.
“The rest will take care of itself.”
It sounds like the youngster has the right mentality to not get carried away with the success of his fledgling career so far.
Encouraging signs for Liverpool
This comes after claims from Calciomercato earlier this month that the full-back is on Liverpool’s radar.
Rivals such as Leeds United, Leicester City and Manchester United also reported to be circling. But Ramsay may just have given Liverpool a boost in their chances of winning the race.
That’s because in his discussion with The Press and Journal, he mentions both Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold as inspirations.
“Andy Robertson and Kieran Tierney are brilliant and players I look up to,” he said. “Especially as a full-back, I play in the same position as them and have seen what they’ve done.”
Ramsay went even further in his praise for Alexander-Arnold.
“I like to watch videos of the top players like Alexander-Arnold and Kyle Walker (Manchester City) and try to base my game on them,” he claimed.
“Obviously they’re at a high level and if I try and base my game on them, then I know that I’ve got a chance of going as far as I can. As a full-back, watching Alexander-Arnold and his crosses and his technical ability, if I can get to that level then it would be a bonus.”
Well within budget
The Press and Journal have previously claimed that Ramsay would cost any potential suitors around £5m, However, that was back in December.
Having since kicked on and scooped the SFWA Young Player of the Year gong, that price may have shot up even further.
Regardless, if Liverpool could secure Ramsay for somewhere between £5m-£10m it would seem like good business.
The Scotsman is young enough to play back-up to Alexander-Arnold without demanding a regular spot and looks like he could blossom into a superb player.