By Pranav Shahaney

18th Sep, 2021 | 4:10pm

Joe Harper urges Calvin Ramsay not to make West Ham switch

Former Scotland international Joe Harper has urged his compatriot Calvin Ramsay not to leave Aberdeen amid links to West Ham.

Speaking to Evening Express, Harper waxed lyrical of the 18-year-old right-back and stated that he’s not surprised by the interest shown in him.

According to the publication, the likes of Everton and Leicester are also keen on signing the teenager.

He said, “Aberdeen’s teen star Calvin Ramsay needs to stay at Pittodrie for another couple of seasons to serve his apprenticeship.

“It is no surprise English Premier League clubs are being linked to the 18-year-old.

“Dangerous on the attack with a superb delivery and solid in defence is a combination that will be attractive to clubs south of the border.”

Good move?

The Hammers are in dire need of reinforcements at left-back so the interest in a player who’s a right-back comes as bit of a surprise.

Ramsay is a promising youngster, but given the interest in his services, Aberdeen are unlikely to let him go on the cheap.

Funds are not as tight as they were previously at the London Stadium, but they would rather spend the money to strengthen the first team first rather than look to sign someone who’s not established at the top level.

Ramsay may be one worth keeping an eye on, but it’s unlikely that West Ham go ahead and make a move for him in the coming weeks.

We would rather see the club sign a striker or a left-back in the January window.

Michail Antonio will be unavailable against Manchester United so it remains to be seen how the Hammers can cope without an out-and-out striker.

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