Leeds United correspondent Phil Hay has claimed that the Whites are looking at Aberdeen full-back Calvin Ramsey.
Whites boss Jesse Marsch has wasted no time in getting stuck into the transfer market to improve his side that narrowly avoided relegation, with last week’s win at Brentford.
Having all but tied up a deal for Brenden Aaronson, Marsch and director of football Victor Orta are now working in Scotland to find a man who can challenge Luke Ayling for the right-back spot.
Having missed the final few games of the season due to his reckless red card tackle at Arsenal, Ayling’s guaranteed first-team spot could be under threat if a move was to materialise for the teenage Scotsman.
The Athletic journalist, speaking on his podcast, The Phil Hay Show, noted of how a number of people within the club are perusing the Scottish market for talent alongside their director of football:
“Orta isn’t the only recruitment person at Leeds, he has a team; there is at least one English person in there, who will have knowledge of this country – Orta will have knowledge of this country as well.
“They’re looking at Calvin Ramsay at Aberdeen – defender up there, right-back, [a] young teenager who’s very, very talented.
“Again, I think that is a good player to take on, I would only question how much that changes your side overnight, but it has to be said that actually, right-back is a position that they need to start preparing for.”
Our thoughts on a potential deal for Ramsay…
Branded an “idiot” by Jamie Carragher following his dismissal at the Emirates, Ayling left his team in a lurch with the relegation run-in so tight.
Fortunately for him the Whites stayed up, but his form all season can been called into question. An average SofaScore rating of 6.61 makes for dismal viewing, and so the introduction of a fresh face could not only provide a new element down the right for Leeds, but could also spark Ayling into life after cruising for so long with little competition for his spot.
Ramsay was recently named Young Player of the Year in Scotland, and the 18-year-old could end up being another Scottish defender to make a successful jump to the Premier League.
Leeds could prove a profitable platform for him to receive some first team football in the toughest league in the world, and hopefully for the Yorkshire outfit, elevate him to levels that would see him way surpass Ayling.
In other news, one of Leeds’ stars is looking to exit the club. Find out who here.