Report: Bologna linked with January move for Southampton outcast Gaston Ramirez

Southampton’s Gaston Ramirez has barely featured this season.

According to a report in the Italian publication Tuttomercatoweb, Southampton ace Gaston Ramirez has been linked with a return to former club Bologna.

The Saints signed Ramirez on a four-year deal from the Serie A outfit in 2012, a transfer which was greeted with huge optimism among supporters considering his talent and potential.

However, life in the Premier League hasn’t worked out well for the forward and he experienced an ill-fated loan spell at Hull City last season, with the Tigers suffering relegation.

After making just one ten-minute cameo in the Premier League this season, his future seemingly lies away from the club and a return to Serie A could be on the cards.

The Italian editorial Tuttomercatoweb accredit Bologna with an interest, and a move back to the Estadio Renato Dall’Ara makes sense for Ramirez after spending his best years there.

Ahead of his move to Southampton, the 24-year-old was widely considered as one of the most promising players in Italy after he scored eight goals in the 2011-12 campaign.

It’s hard to comprehend why Ramirez has struggled so much at St. Mary’s Stadium, though he certainly wouldn’t be the first South American to find it hard to adjust the rigours of English football.

Ronald Koeman’s men currently occupy 12th spot in the table, with ironically a lack of creativity and goal threat in the final third their biggest problem heading in to a busy festive period.

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