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Aston Villa Star Midfielder Is On The Radar Of Liverpool: Huge Loss For Emery?

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Abhinab Ghosh
A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

In a recent report, revealed that Aston Villa midfielder Jacob Ramsey is on the radar of Liverpool. It has been claimed that the Reds have identified the Villans star as a target for this summer transfer window.

Ramsey’s Impressive Form In English Football This Season

Ramsey has been a decent performer at the heart of the Aston Villa midfield as he has been responsible for putting in a handful of impressive displays for them in the Premier League. The Birmingham-born talent has registered four goals and six assists in 31 appearances for his current employers this season across all competitions.

The 21-year-old has been a good performer in both halves and deserves credit for averaging 2.1 tackles, 0.8 interceptions, 0.8 clearances, 0.8 shots, 1.1 key passes and 0.7 dribbles per 90 minutes in the Premier League. He has even been tidy with his ball distribution after completing 84.2% of his attempted passes in the English top tier (stats via whoscored).

Ramsey is under contract at Villa Park until the summer of 2027. Hence, Unai Emery has no immediate need to cash in on him in this off-season.

Jacob Ramsey
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – APRIL 15: Jacob Ramsey of Aston Villa celebrates after scoring the team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Newcastle United at Villa Park on April 15, 2023 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Can Aston Villa Boss Unai Emery Afford To Lose Ramsey?

Ramsey can get stuck in with some crunching tackles to make life tough for the opposition in the middle of the park. He usually clears his lines when needed and is a decent dribbler with the ball at his feet as well.

The English sensation has got the eye to play a few decisive passes in the final third and can even strike the ball with venom and precision from long range. He is primarily a box-to-box midfielder but can also function as a left-winger or operate in the number ten position if Unai Emery asks him to do so.

At the moment, Ramsey is one of the most important members of Aston Villa‘s first XI. At 21, he has got a bright future ahead of him which is why it is no surprise that Liverpool are eyeing a move for him. Thus, the Villans simply cannot afford to lose him without putting up a proper fight. However, if the West Midlands club receive a big offer for him, Emery would have no choice but to let him go and bring in a capable replacement this summer.

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