Gaston Ramirez completes move to Southampton
Southampton have completed the signing of winger Gaston Ramirez from Italian side Bologna for an undisclosed fee.
The 21-year-old Uruguay international has signed a four-year contract at St Mary's.
"There is a lot of ambition at this club and we are all delighted that Gaston is going to come and join us," said Saints manager Nigel Adkins.
Ramirez made almost 60 appearances in a two-year spell at Bologna after joining from Uruguayan club Penarol.
He has been capped 10 times by Uruguay.
"A lot of hard work has gone in from the club with a lot of negotiations behind the scenes to get this deal done," added Adkins.
"Great credit to everyone because we have a young, exciting talent joining us who is one of the best around.
"The chairman has gone and backed this deal big-time with the financial outlay, and what we have got is one of the most exciting prospects in world football coming to St Mary's."