Southampton set to smash transfer record for Gaston Ramirez
Southampton’s Premier League campaign starts on Sunday when they head north to face champions Manchester City and the squad have received a timely boost with news emerging that Gaston Ramirez is about to sign for the St Mary’s club.
August 17th, 2012
Ramirez has impressed Nigel Adkins at Bologna and the 21-year-old is set to complete an £11.8 million switch, with Southampton chairman Nicola Cortese playing a central role in proceedings.
“Bologna will tell me on Friday if I can move,” Ramirez told the Corriere dello Sport.
“The truth is that I think, yes, this time I am moving. Bologna has reached an agreement with Southampton, and there are only a few details to be found but the agreement in principle is done.”
Ramirez is clearly excited about the opportunity to play in the Premier League and believes that Saints will establish themselves as a permanent fixture in the top flight.
“The English club has reached an agreement with me, it is the classic offer that you cannot refuse for my life as a whole and my family.
“But they believe in me in every way, I will be essential and above all they are going to grow. Southampton is a newly promoted team in the English top-flight but they will become a big team in years to come.
“They have told me they are going to build and that is very stimulating.”