St Mary’s side clinch deal to snap up highly rated Uruguayan.
Saints are pleased to confirm the signing of Uruguayan international Gastón Ramírez from Italian side Bologna.
The 21 year-old attacker is a highly-rated prospect who has been on the wishlist of several leading European outfits, with Saints seeing off top clubs in both Italy and the Barclays Premier League to land the youngster.
The deal to bring Ramírez to St Mary’s was quickly agreed and processed over ten days ago with a work permit appeal being successfully granted last Friday.
Only the finer details of the transfer prevented his signing from being completed and, with those matters now taken care of, Ramírez has signed a four-year contract at St Mary’s with Saints paying an undisclosed fee to Serie A side Bologna.
SOURCE: Official Southampton Website
Having already broken the club’s transfer record to sign £7m Burnley forward Jay Rodriguez Southampton have once again spent big to win the race to sign Bologna attacking midfielder Gaston Ramirez for a fee thought to be in the region of £11.8m.
Such a signing is something of a statement of intent from the recently promoted South Coast side who will hope that the money spent this summer will go some way to cementing the Saints position back in the top tier.
Ramirez has been a big success since his move to Serie A two years ago and the 21 year old has been a regular in Bologna’s first team and creating goals and assists aplenty.
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