West Ham have been given a positive transfer update from Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack after he declared the club would be open to selling Calvin Ramsay for the right price.
The Hammers are among a number of Premier League clubs linked with a move for the 18-year-old right-back, who has seen his reputation grown this season after a string of great performances.
But while some clubs could be looking at Ramsay as a value signing in January, Cormack has made it crystal clear that Aberdeen will not sell anyone this winter unless the deal suits them.
While speaking to Daily Record, the Aberdeen chairman was clear about how any transfers will go involving the club. They are willing to sell if the price is right, and he understands why there is interest, but they do not need to sell.
“Look at the data and all the clubs look at the same (scouting) systems. He is in the elite upper bracket, right up there, for a young right-back in Europe.
“People are seeing that and that is why we believe there will be a lot of interest, although we have not had a call from anybody yet. We haven’t had any contact from any clubs in any of our young players, Calvin Ramsay or otherwise.
“The window is coming up so we will see. Calvin has been out injured and it might be another two to three weeks before he is back, I don’t know.
“Players will go if it is right for them and the club as well.
“We don’t need to sell players in January, I can tell you that right now.
“In saying that, if the right price comes along for the right player and we have the ability to replace that player then it is something we would look at.
“We certainly don’t need to sell players in January and we won’t be encouraging any last-minute window approaches for the sake of us being unable to replace players.”
Ramsay has been excellent for Aberdeen this season, registering four assists in nine appearances this season in the Scottish Premiership before he picked up an injury at the end of October.
At just 18-years-old, Ramsay would likely be seen as a signing for the future at the London Stadium and would be competing for a first-team spot with Vladimir Coufal and Ben Johnson.
David Moyes has got a great reputation with young players, helping to bring through the likes of Wayne Rooney, Ross Barkley and Seamus Coleman in the past and that would surely bode well for Ramsay.
There would be little expectation on the player if he was to arrive in January, with the second half of the season allowing him a chance to adapt and bed himself into the Premier League.
West Ham have been good at unearthing hidden gems under Moyes, and this could be another case of just that.
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