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Liverpool told landing £8.5m Calvin Ramsay and offloading star for £15m would be ‘great business’

Calvin Ramsay, Aberdeen defender, during the UEFA Europa Conference League Play-offs, second leg match at Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen

Former Tottenham and England goalkeeper Paul Robinson has heaped praise on Liverpool’s transfer business so far this summer as they prepare to try and offload a fringe star for £15m and sign an £8.5m replacement.

The Reds are on the brink of landing Benfica striker Darwin Nunez in an initial £64m deal with a further £21m structured in bonuses, as they reply to Manchester City’s capture of Erling Haaland.

Fulham winger Fabio Carvalho is arriving on a free transfer on July 1, while fringe players Divock Origi, Loris Karius, Sheyi Ojo and Ben Woodburn have all moved on.

However, the Merseysiders are closing in on Nunez and are also chasing Aberdeen full-back Calvin Ramsay.

Jurgen Klopp is keen on getting the talented 18-year-old on board as Neco Williams prepares to move on.

The Wales international spent the second half of the season on loan at Championship winners Fulham. And while he’s wanted back at Craven Cottage on a permanent deal, Nottingham Forest are also keen on the player.

Liverpool are said to be chasing a figure in the region of £15m for Williams. Aberdeen, meanwhile, are holding out for £5m up front for Ramsay and a further £3.5m in add-ons.

The Reds are also looking to recoup around £100m from the sales of Williams, Sadio Mane, Nat Phillips, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Takumi Minamino.

But Robinson feels that replacing Williams with the highly-rated Ramsay could be outstanding business.

Liverpool buying great potential in Ramsay

He told Football Insider: “Williams is at a stage in his career where he needs to play. He needs to move on. He’s made it clear that he wants to play regularly.

“If Liverpool can command a fee like that for him, brilliant.

“To then replace him for £8million with a lad who has huge potential is great business. They will make a profit and get a similar player.

“Liverpool’s business in this window has been impressive so far. They have not been caught by surprise.

“They’re aware that certain players want to leave. Players are ready to come in. It is not a window where things have crept up on Liverpool. They have acted smartly.”

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