West Ham United are ‘keeping tabs’ on the progress of Aberdeen right-back Calvin Ramsay with the view to a potential transfer (Sun).

The teenager is being tracked by three other English Premier League clubs and West Ham United are the latest to be linked. Ramsay has shot to prominence under manager Stephen Glass’ guidance and is viewed as a future Scotland player. Meanwhile, goalkeeper Joe Lewis is urging Aberdeen to bounce back from a weekend defeat to Motherwell.

Ramsay is wanted by West Ham United.

Ramsay is wanted by West Ham United. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

He said: “We dominated between the two 18-yard boxes, but in both penalty areas, we weren’t good enough. You don’t win games by having the best possession stats, you do it by scoring goals at one end and stopping them at the other and we fell short in both departments. If you give a team like Motherwell a lead, it gives them encouragement.

“They’re well organised and it allows them to get in tight, defend, keep people behind the ball and make it difficult to break them down. We didn’t work their goalkeeper hard enough, there were a lot of shots going in but they were all in and around him. He didn’t really have to make any saves that you wouldn’t expect him to do.

 

“The opportunities were there but we didn’t really test him and then we conceded what were poor goals from our perspective. The foundation of any team that wants to do well is not conceding goals. Last season we had a brilliant number of clean sheets and we need to start getting more of them again this season.”

Ramsay was recently called into the Scotland U21s squad and Everton are believed to have made him a key January transfer target. The Goodison Park side also scouted him in the defeat to Motherwell and despite limping off just after an hour, impressed Merseyside scouts.

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