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Aston Villa’s Talented Youngster Targeted By Liverpool: Can Gerrard Afford To Lose Him?

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According to a recent report by the Fichajes, Aston Villa midfielder Jacob Ramsey has been targeted by Liverpool as the Premier League giants are keen on adding reinforcements in the midfield department. The Reds are yet to fill the gap left by Gini Wijnaldum after his departure last summer as Jurgen Klopp now looks to strengthen his midfield by adding the young English midfielder. It is believed that the Reds are closely monitoring the development of Jacob Ramsey who is highly rated by Klopp. The young midfielder fits Liverpool’s policy to sign players with high potential as they look to build for the future, having also targeted Fulham starlet Fabio Carvalho in the January transfer window.

Jacob Ramsey A Crucial First-Team Player At Aston Villa

Jacob Ramsey, who is a product of the Villa academy, has become one of the most in-demand prospects in the Premier League after making his breakthrough last season. The talented midfielder made 22 appearances last season including 6 starts and the subsequent departure of Jack Grealish in the summer had opened the door for him to become a crucial first-team option at Villa Park. Ramsey has been one of the most developed players of the Villa team this season and has shown his quality by scoring 5 goals in just 17 league starts from the midfield.

The English midfielder doesn’t show any signs of being just 20 years old through his performances on the pitch. He has impressed his manager with his creativity in the middle of the park and his ability going forward. His consistency has attracted a lot of top clubs in the Premier League, with Liverpool keen on securing his services.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – JANUARY 10: Jacob Ramsey of Aston Villa takes on Fred of Manchester United during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford on January 10, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)The 4th Official uses images provided by the following image agency: Getty Images (https://www.gettyimages.de/) Imago Images (https://www.imago-images.de/)

Can Villa Afford To Lose Jacob Ramsey?

The youngster has established himself as one of the most important players for Steven Gerrard in the Villa squad. He is undoubtedly one of the first names on the team sheet and contributes in both areas of the field from the middle of the park. Ramsey has a lot of creativity in his game as has the ability to either pick a pass from anywhere on the pitch or dribble his way out to free up space for the attackers. His dynamism going forward makes him an asset for Aston Villa and at such a young age he has shown the potential to reach the top.

Losing Ramsey will surely be a blow to Aston Villa as he is one of the most important players in the squad. Villa have tied the youngster up with a long-term contract, meaning that it will cost a fortune for the Reds to secure his services. Now it remains to be seen if the Merseyside club can break the bank in their pursuit of Jacob Ramsey in the summer.

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