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Ramirez had been targeted by the Saints for some time, while also drawing
interest from both Liverpool and Tottenham.
"There is a lot of ambition at the football club and we are all delighted that
Gaston is going to come and join us," Southampton manager Nigel Adkins said.
"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."
The 21-year-old totaled 12 goals in 58 games for Bologna since joining the
club in 2010, while he has also appeared for Uruguay's national team.