Southampton complete Gaston Ramirez capture

Southampton complete Ramirez capture
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Southampton complete the signing of Gaston Ramirez from Bologna.

Southampton have completed the signing of Bologna winger Gaston Ramirez.

The 21-year-old joins the Saints for a fee believed to be worth an initial £12m, rising to £15m.

"Bologna announce to have reached agreement with Southampton for the definitive transfer of Gaston Ramirez," read a statement on the Serie A side's official website.

Nigel Adkins has expressed his delight at snapping up the Uruguayan international.

"There is a lot of ambition at the football club and we are all delighted that Gaston is going to come and join us," said Adkins. "Great credit to everyone because we have a young, exciting talent joining us who is one of the best around.

"The chairman has gone and backed this deal big-time with the financial outlay, and what we have got is one of the most exciting prospects in world football coming to St Mary's.

"There is a lot of ambition at the football club and we are all delighted that Gaston is going to come and join us."

Ramirez has earned nine caps for his country.

Nigel Adkins
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