Sunday, 18th September, 2011
Sources in Italy have confirmed that Liverpool are interested in Bologna’s attacking midfielder Gaston Ramirez, another product of Uruguay’s esteemed youth set-up.
Indeed, the Reds are thought to have indicated that they would pay €10M to take the 20-year-old to Anfield, though Bologna’s cooperation in the matter cannot be assumed.
Ramirez has impressed in Serie A since landing at Bologna last summer, being brought to the Rossoblu from Uruguayan outfit Penarol.
The Uruguay international is a player Bologna would love to tie down to a longer deal and there has been talk of a new contract.
But after flashes of brilliance in Serie A, Ramirez is a man in demand, with Manchester City and Manchester United also reported to have begun to track his progress.
Liverpool however look to have become the first club to put a concrete value on the attacking all-rounder and are keen to add to their Uruguayan contingent.
The Reds will surely be confident that, with countrymen Luis Suarez and Sebastian Coates already at Anfield, Ramirez would opt for a switch to the Merseyside giants ahead of their Premier League competitors.
Bologna are adopting a realistic approach to the situation and accept that offers too good to turn down could arrive in January or next summer.