Uruguayan playmaker on his way to Anfield?
GASTON Ramirez has achieved his goal of securing a move to a “big club” this summer, with Liverpool reportedly signing the Uruguay international for £20 million.
Although the young player has revealed he would have had no problem remaining at Bologna for another season, the 21-year-old has voiced his enthusiasm to move to one of the biggest clubs in Europe.
SOURCE: Daily Express
So this source believes Liverpool have already done the deal to capture Gaston Ramirez and given that the Uruguayan would be joining a host of his countrymen at Anfield such a move sounds very plausible.
The talented young attacking midfielder has enjoyed two solid seasons in Italy with Bologna and has been linked with a move to Anfield for a number of months. New boss Brendan Rodgers will no doubt be keen on strengthening a squad that completed Liverpool’s worst top tier finish in over 60 years last term and bringing in a creative talent who can help provide ammunition for the likes of Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll would be very high on his list of priorities.
Liverpool’s American owners handed Kenny Dalglish £120m to invest in new players and didn’t see much in the way of success from their outlay and will hope that Rodgers manages his transfer funds more wisely.
Dalglish invested in a number of players who should have helped provide a cutting edge in the final third but the likes of Charlie Adam and Stewart Downing failed to make an impact and therefore Rodgers had to decide whether the players he currently possesses are up for the task or whether new recruits are needed. This source would appear to suggest that he is more than willing to pay big sums to rectify the mistakes made last term.
Ramirez would join national team-mates Suarez and youngster Sebastian Coates at the Merseyside club.