Uruguayan sensation Gaston Ramirez is set to be new Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers’ latest target, according to The Metro today.
The 21 year old has been the talk of a host of top European clubs this summer, with Barcelona, AC Milan and Manchester City all reported to have shown their interest in the Bologna winger.
However, Liverpool now look the most likely candidate to sign Ramirez, whose agent declared a move to England could well be on the cards. ‘Gaston is ready to leaveItaly– so much so I am in England for talks with a Premier League club’ announced Pablo Betancourt.
The summer has been a frustrating one thus far for Liverpool, having missed out on Hoffenheim midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson and then being unable to agree terms with Fulham for Clint Dempsey, Ramirez could be just the answer they are looking for.
Having been valued at £20 million, Ramirez still has 4 years left on his contract at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara but is more than happy to move to Anfield regardless, joining fellow Uruguayan Sebastian Coates.
The move to Anfield could mark the start of a busy period in the transfer window for Rodgers’ side, as they also look to bring in Dorus De Vries from Wolves as goalkeeping cover, as well as Joe Allen from Swansea.