Pundit verdict on Calvin Ramsay snubbing Liverpool switch as Leeds United talks begin
Alan Hutton has suggested Calvin Ramsay will find it “very difficult” to snub Liverpool despite being virtually guaranteed more game time at Leeds United.
The former Scotland defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the allure of playing under the “best manager in the world” in Jurgen Klopp and alongside the “best full-backs in the world” could prove too strong for the 18-year-old.
A recruitment source told this site last week (28 April) that Leeds United have been granted permission to hold talks with Ramsay as they plot a multi-million pound signing – amid interest from Liverpool.
It is understood that Aberdeen intend to hold out for a “significant” seven-figure fee for the newly-crowned Scottish young player of the year.
The youngster, who has netted once and assisted nine in 33 appearances this term, is out of contract in May 2024.
Hutton claimed Ramsay will likely find the lure of Anfield too hard to turn down.
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He told Football Insider‘s Russell Edge: “It’s such a difficult one, isn’t it?
“For a football player, if you’re looking at the situation – you’re going to want to go to Liverpool. It’s as simple as that.
“They’ve got the best manager in the world, and some of the best full-backs in the world – those are the kinds of people you can learn so much from day-in, day-out.
“But the other side is that you won’t be playing as much as you want to. It could be in the Under-23s, you could be loaned out.
“But with Leeds, whether they stay up or go down, you’d like to think there is way more opportunity for him to play first-team football and develop.
“It comes down to the player, and how he sees his future.
“All I know is, every player wants to play at the highest possible level. It’ll be very difficult to turn down a team like Liverpool.”