Liverpool could loan out imminent new signing Calvin Ramsay next season, immediately after signing for the club.
That’s according to The Dail Mail, who claim that Liverpool are ‘yet to decide’ if the 18-year-old will stay at Anfield next season.
It’s also claimed that whether or not Ramsay does stick around will be ‘largely’ up to the player himself.
Should he, and Liverpool, decide to keep him on Merseyside, it will be as back-up to first-choice right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Williams the key to Ramsay decision
Things look like they’ll be all signed and sealed for Ramsay at Liverpool over the next few days.
Once his capture is secured, Liverpool do have some decisions to make regarding their young right-back options.
Neco Williams is nominally the man that Ramsay is coming to replace. Much of whether the new man remains at Liverpool for 2022/23 will depend on what happens with the Welshman.
He’s claimed to be keen to pursue a move away, and with Ramsay coming in that would make the most sense.
Liverpool will reportedly push for around £15m for Williams. This could be put towards recouping the money spent on Darwin Nunez, or even – whisper it – a new signing.
The Reds are claimed to be happy to keep the 21-year-old around if no offers are forthcoming though. As the more senior player, it could be that in that scenario, Ramsay is moved along in order to aid his development.
Bradley drops down the pecking order
There’s also a decision to be made over Conor Bradley. At nineteen, the Northern Irishman is already older than Ramsay.
His signing will be desperately disappointing news for Bradley, who was given some opportunities by Jurgen Klopp last season.
A loan move looks the most likely option. But it doesn’t bode particularly well for his long-term future at Anfield.
The only clear thing right now is that Liverpool have an abundance of quality young right-backs to supplement Trent. But the gap to The Reds’ number 66 is still a big one to bridge.
Perhaps Klopp will feel the need to keep two or more around in order to hedge his bets when his regular right-back needs a rest. We’ll see. First, let’s get Ramsay wrapped up as our third signing of the summer.
Having been called ‘special’ by Aberdeen legend Willie Miller via The Press and Journal, he’s a player to get excited about.