English Premier League newcomers
Southampton signed Uruguay striker Gaston Ramirez from Italian
side Bologna for an undisclosed fee on Friday.
Ramirez was linked with a move to the club earlier in the
transfer window, with a work permit in place and personal terms
signed, only for the deal to fall through.
The player, however, agreed a four-year contract just hours
before the window closed.
"A lot of hard work has gone in... with a lot of
negotiations behind the scenes to get this deal done,"
Southampton manager Nigel Adkins told the club's website.
"Great credit to everyone because we have a young, exciting
talent joining us who is one of the best around. We have got one
of the most exciting prospects in world football coming to St
The 21-year-old Ramirez scored 15 times in 60 appearances
for Bologna, having joined the Serie A side from Penarol in
Ramirez has been capped by his country 10 times and is in
the squad for next month's World Cup qualifiers against Colombia
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