Southampton attacker Gaston Ramirez has been linked with a move away from the English side, as Italian giants Inter Milan chase the 22-year-old forward, according to Sky Sports.
“I have not personally had any contact with Inter, but there could well have been discussions between the clubs,” Ramirez’s agent Pablo Betancourt said to Ilsussidiario.net, according to Sky Sports
“Should it be possible? I’m convinced that everything can be done if there is the money to do it.
“For Ramirez the English side made a big sacrifice, so if Inter like him they will have to pay a big sum.
“Italy is in Ramirez’s heart, but I don’t like talking about things that are not concrete. Should there be an offer, then we will evaluate.”
The 22-year-old joined the English outfit last summer in a £12 million move from Italian side Bologna, and was a key player for the Saints this season, who finished 14th in the Premier League, and will look to improve on their standings this season.
Ramirez appeared in 26 games for the Saints last season, scoring five times while adding three assists for the English side. But the Uruguayan international almost didn’t make it to England last season, claims his agent Pablo Betancourt. According to Betancourt, Inter were in for Ramirez before the player signed for Southampton last August, but the move broke down, letting the forward sign for the English outfit.
“Inter looked for the player before he signed for Southampton, but the affair failed,” said Betancourt according to Sky Sports.
The Uruguayan forward has been linked with a move away from the Saints this summer as both Inter Milan and La Liga side Atletico Madrid have been linked to the player, but Ramirez could opt to continue his English experience and stay at Southampton for the upcoming season.
Ramirez started his professional career playing for Uruguayan side Penarol before joining Bologna in a bargain move in 2010.
The Saints were also linked with Roma striker Pablo Osvaldo on Sunday, and could look to bring the 30-year-old Italian international to the squad.