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7/07/2012 02:37:00 pm

Confirmed: LFC to sign €20m Uruguay star this weekend. Good deal...?

Two Uruguayan journalists - Rodrigo Romano and Edward Pinon - claim that Liverpool will complete the signing of Bolgona attacker Gaston Ramirez this weekend.

Posting on his Twitter feed last night, Romano - a football journalist who works for channel VTV Uruguay - said:

"Based on the information I have, Liverpool will sign Gaston Ramirez this weekend for 20 million Euros"

Edward Pinon, the Editor of Uruguayan newspaper 'El Pais' also confirmed that Ramirez is a done deal, stating on Twitter that a fee of £16m (€20m) had been agreed.

Liverpool FC transfers - Gaston Ramirez

Pinon and Romano are respected journalists so there's no reason to think they would make any of this up.

Ramirez has been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool over the last year, but the sticking point always seemed to be the transfer fee, with Bologna Vice-President Maurizio Setti holding out for €20m:

"For Ramirez, the negotiations start with at least €20m. The biggest interest has come from the Premier League and the Bundesliga. Ramirez is a player who will make a difference to any team because he is a born champion"

It appears that Liverpool may now be willing to meet that valuation. The club face competition from Wolfsburg, who have also put in an offer, but with Luis Suarez and Sebastian Coates already at the club - and currently on Olympics international duty with Ramirez - I think it's safe to say that Liverpool have a distinct advantage.



Jaimie Kanwar




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120 Comments :

Gano1 said...

Fantastic news if true!!!!

Doron Snapiri said...

Would like to see him come. I hope he can settle easily and adapt to the pace of the EPL better and faster than Aquillani. Maybe they can even play together? :)

JK said...

That's the point. Is it true? So many rumours and false starts.  Personally I don't think we have enough in the coffers for him and a couple of others, unless that is, we sell someone to City.

Gano1 said...

Suggestion is that Aquilani could go to Bologna in a part-ex deal??.

Joey said...

'Romano CONFIRMS lfc to sign..this weekend..' why using the word confirm?? was there any previous news that he will be signed this weekend? or you just using this word to make it look more appealing?

ezzzo said...

and who would you be employing that we would be selling to city?

Rednick1964 said...

great player and if true would be a good addition to the reds squad.

LFC4LIFE12 said...

Would be brillant play upfront in a front three. Suarez,sturridge,ramirez wow hopefully it happens!:)

JD said...

This is great news I hope its true we need some quality additions and so far there has been no signings for us, let Aquilani go to bologna,he is keen to stay in Italy anyway,that would reduce the transfer fee and shape up the wage bill .

LFC-FAN10 said...

I would love to have Ramirez to LFC. He has much qualities and he`s young. Can be a worldclass player...

yahoo-X5CX25AU3ROVDAHOAWU2IX7DHI said...

Don't be silly.

Miss Mc said...

Really hope this is true! Would show some really ambition from lfc if we were to sign this guy with everyone else he has been linked to! 

Bella said...

 Confirmed and claim are two different things. #misleading

Theycallmemrburt said...

I get the feeling Suarez will play wide of three forwards this season.  It's a position he occupied for Ajax and where he should be for us.   If Ramirez is on the other flank there WILL be fireworks.  I may be wrong but even big Andy can't fail to find the net with those two flanking him.  I'm not expecting pointless crosses to be thrown into the box either.  Suarez and Ramirez have the potential to create proper chances and score goals that will make the LFC faithfuls' jaw drop. 

Let's hope Tottenham don't make a late bid........

Leonerick said...

I know well Gaston Ramirez. He's a tricky and natural right winger, but obviously E20ml. is too much money for him. Good Player, but not a good deal for the Club. We're really overpaying any player....

Leonerick said...

and don't forget He plays his trade in a smaller italian Club like Bologna and He totally lacks of international experience. Good player, but the price tag is too high: We risk to put another player under a large pressure. 

Theycallmemrburt said...

 Ramirez over Victor Moses on any planet in any universe......

Vannak_2007 said...

I really hope this is not another rubbish news!!!

Theycallmemrburt said...

Unfortunately the only manager who has really got consistent value for money was Houllier even though I hated his style of play.  When Rafa struck gold he also struck gold big time too. 

If we are going to pay over the odds we should pay over the odds on someone who has the potential to one day win the Ballon d'Or which Downing, Henderson or Carroll never had.

When it comes to real talent as apposed to English hype, in the words of Geoff Boycott " if you're going to flash, flash hard!"

JesusJones said...

You lot are full of shit,not one of you have heard of him,if his valuation is high,the bitter reds automatically presume he's good,one name, Carroll. I'll say no more. LAL

Theycallmemrburt said...

 I'm just glad you can read and write.  The rest will follow...........

Gano1 said...

Genius you are????................yawn!!!!

Kay said...

Everyone saying get rid of aqualani just because we're getting Ramirez is deluded. Two completely dIfferently players, aqualani is a box to box playmaker with quality passing and good dribbling ability (much better than Adam) if anyone Adam needs to go. Ramirez is apart of an attacking front three. A midfield that consists of Lucas, aqualani and gerrard is one to be reckoned with. Spearing is the understudy to Lucas, henderson the understudy to aqualani and shelvey understudy to gerrard. It makes sense getting rid of Adam.

Gano1 said...

Quite right but you try telling that to the president of Bologna???, Charlie who???. I rate Aquilani but will BR????

Fareastlfc said...

JK, Where is Aquilani right now ? I don't see him in our training photos?

Jaimie K said...

He got married a few days ago, so he's probably on his honeymoon.

JesusJones said...

Aquilani want's to join a club that will win top honours,not a mid table team like Liverpoo. Liverpoo are on the slide get used to it,even your piss poor Neighbours finished above you lot. And too all the knobheads on ja606,fuck you,yes that's right fuck you,you bunch of grasses.

Mhafarideh said...

Gylfi was also a done deal

smurfy said...

nothing to do with this but i have just seen a picture of andy carrol and then a separate picture of jessie j. they the same person!   

cheikhabdou gaye said...

HOPE HE COMES HE WILL BE A GOOD WELCOME

trutherts said...

not really 20 million euros is about £16 million pounds which is good value we are over paying by 2-3 million which is a huge improvement on over paying for downing and carroll and henderson which was a combined £75 million so a shrewd by it is

Lion Heart said...

How does it matter whether he is training or not?? Last season he trained with Liverpool but ended up in Milan.

Chrisflyer said...

As to formation could we not play like spain with no striker,just six midfield players two holding say a 4-2-1-3.
                             
                                     Lucas           Henderson
                                             
                                            adam/Agu/cole

                         Suarez           Gerrard             Ramirez                          

Ak47_hitter said...

 it unlikely he'll end up like downing, his from south America and is highly rated in Italy and Uruguay, he can do a better job than downing right? plus if he was english he would of been overpriced like 40m,

Xxcell2010 said...

I hope this is true, mate! The boy will be a great addition to the team. Pardon me for being skeptical, folks, so far all the transfer news I read in sites like soccernet are news about our players being targeted or wanting to leave instead of new players targeted by us or wanting to come. So my cheer will come only after new players arrived and not anytime before that.

A side note here, any takers for these dudes, CA, AC, SD and JH?   

Enam10 said...

Absolutely Great news if true, much better than that Sigurd-who

Enam10 said...

Adam is better than henderson

LFC_Fan said...

For a 21 years old, top Latin creative player, already a starter for last WC semi-finalist Nation, if 16mn is 2/3 mn higher, they for 3 English garbage, KD over paid at least 40 mn & Sir Alex at least 10 mn for Young & Jones. 

If Ramirez is available for 16mn, we shouldn't offer more than 8mn for Sturridge, & I have seen enough of them both.  GR can finish as the next Forlan.       

LFC_Fan said...

I have seen Ramirez, at least 5 full games & lot of high lights this season; had he been English, he would have a price tag of 35mn at least (U know 35mn is a key figure).  Even without the price tag, you can differentiate a donkey with a horse. 

By the the way, I never thought high of Carroll, for his country of origin.  How many creative players England has produced in last 35 years?  Show me one who can stand by the side of Fransiscoly, Forlan or Suarez?   

LFC_Fan said...

Last year, Acqua was probably the best player in pre-season, raciest KD loaned him to Milan to clear the path of his expensive British garbage.  Actually, it's a test for BR's managerial capacity as well, if he opts for "Championship Zidane - Adam" over someone playing over 80 times for Italy in different age group & National side.

Acqua 'll be a perfect player for pass & move 4231 (433) style.  I think, he & Lucas can form the best midfield pairing in PL, with SG playing just behind Suarez & a couple of winger. (Obviously u could understand the sort of respect that I have for Carroll, Henderson & Downing - you need big ass to warm the bench).  

Martin Badger said...

Just another load of nonsense. Don't believe a word of it.

LFC_Fan said...

Adam, Henderson?  Are we already relegated?  I mean, these are "top draw" Championship quality (@ premiership price though)

Kramer101 said...

The sources from Uruguay are the most highly respected journalists in the country.

RSL76 said...

some guy from italy on talksport just implied deal is very close

Schoolboy said...

Ramirez has been a good player in Bologna.4 3 3 formation is what RB would use.Good player to buy.
       

Fabio Porto said...

The same Houllier who signed Cisse for 14 mil, Diouf for 11 mil and Diao for 6mil? Yeah, astute as a blind fox.

Titi_Camara said...

don't forget igor biscan for a mere 8 million!

Titi_Camara said...

i love you jesus.

Titi_Camara said...

if i had his missus i wouldn't be thinking about pre season.

Titi_Camara said...

 jessie j has more composure in the box.

artigas1863 said...

different country and diff people we in Uruguay we sleep eat and chit the game and as you English we fight a wee bit just to be tough in case of a future contract, Gaston is big and strong he will fit nicely in lp.

Theycallmemrburt said...

Let me check my post again....did I say he got every signing right or did I say consistent value for money........hmmmmmm

Sami 2.5 Henchoz 3.5 Babbel free, Risse 4m, Vignal 500,000, Didi 8, Smicer 3.5, Titi 2.5, Kewell 5m, Barmby 6m.  Even the great hopes of the time Le tallec and Pongolle came for a joint 3m with most of Europe chasing them.  His signings admittedly were not the greatest in the world but you can't say we didn't get what we payed for.

Cisse got 18 goals in his last season.  Not bad eh?

Diouf and Diao weren't good enough.  But I'm talking consistent value for money or at the very least not paying over the going rate at the time.

Theycallmemrburt said...

When we paid 5.5 mill for Biscan he was being chased by Europes top sides (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igor_Bi%C5%A1%C4%87an).  the "Bish" was ok.  It wasn't the lads fault Houllier played him at LW, RW and most unfortunately center half to destroy the boys footballing soul.  His position was central midfield.  I hardly ever saw him play there.

Titi_Camara said...

i think we'll see gerrard in a deeper role.he showed in the euros that he can be more disciplined.i hope rodgers putsmore impetus on lucas's attacking side of his game.he has plenty of pace and should be contributing with a few goals.it will be interesting to see how the side develops.

smurfy said...

lol

smurfy said...

at a pie eating contest!

Dee Singh Datta said...

I will believe this when it is announced on the LFC website, there is far too much speculation for my liking. As for signing duds SAF has signed a few in his time Djemba Djemba, Kleberson, Massimo Taibi, to name a few my point is that if we have to compete against Man C & Chelsea we have to be astute in our dealings and until the will he won't he speculation ceases and a sense of reality dawns we will continually be linked to all comers and their seedy agents.

misternavin said...

More than likely, it's Spearing who will drop down the pecking order with Henderson understudying to Lucas or Aqua IMO.

Deaththekid said...

This is the kind of signing that I was desperately
waiting
to hear about. A non english player bought outside of the premier league who is young and talented possessing flair and creativity, capable of scoring goals and assisting his team mates plus he even represents good value for money at just 16million pounds. Now lets pray that this is true. It will send a signal to our rivals that we are back on track and that they better beware of us...

Bekim said...

Excellent news. Made my day. Vamos Ramirez.

The Voice of Reason said...

yawn yawn yawn dont believe anything you read until it is sign sealed and delivered by lfc themselves not a bunch of journo wannabee's such as the article you have just read. ynwa

eky said...

16 million for ramirez is not too much, considering the fact that we don offer cl football now

lfcynwa said...

implying*

williams s.etete said...

 i pray it should be true and i believe Ramirez will certainly made the difference for us together with Suarez but not enough as we need at least two more strikers.

JustDan10 said...

at nothing

Quills53 said...

Tony Barrett says there has been no contact so hold yer bleeding horses

Dawnielee69 said...

Stevie Gerrard, that answer your question?
 

Titi_Camara said...

houlliers spiel was that both milan clubs wanted him.he was a dreadful player,he put in a few decent performances for rafa in champs league but i could never fathom why rafa let murphy go ahead of him.

lowey said...

yeah carroll, best english forward at the euros, simple as that.
bell end

lowey said...

both poor, one does hollywood passes that dont come off, and the other just passes sideways or backwards.
hendo has more potential though

lowey said...

some people will never be happy, unless we could do wat city and chelsea can do.

lowey said...

so we need 5 strikers now???
just clueless

Dawnielee69 said...

I THINK €20m is a snap him up price if these storys are true? Ive been talking about Gaston Ramirez, as a potential signing for LFC for over 2seasons now. Hope these storys have substance, If so thats one signing that excites me, more than any other this transfer window. Suarez, Ramirez, and i hope the rumours about A,Johnson come to fruition, then we would be back in business and goals galore without doubt. Come on Brenden start your Anfield career with a big bang. The future looks bright if these storys are true. LFC4LIFE.

Barraob1 said...

You donut titi hes taking the piss out of pool fans. Read posts before kissing the writers arse.

Paul Brosnan said...

I agree, In a nutshell Adam is reckless and Henderson is cautious, not exactly inspiring whichever way you look at it!!!

Jim G said...

Because Murphy was the only player at that time (other than Owen) who could raise some cash to pad the squad out a bit.

Theycallmemrburt said...

 That's a great shout about Lucas.

david fattal said...

Liverpool on their way forward. What's not to look forward to? Got a great manager, signing some great players with great potential, great owners who are not afraid to spend a bit to get us to the top. Can only see LFC going higher and higher up the table. YNWA.

Ssdharen2010 said...

One player to stand by the side of Fransiscoly, Forlan and Suarez? Gascogne comes to mind. What about Rooney. The king of English media hype... sorry cannot continue as my Ar-se is giggling involuntarily and going into spasm.

Joecos said...

If BR sticks to his principles of only paying a player what he thinks he is
worth,Spurs or someone else will only have to top his offer . But we
must have faith in Brendon.

Leonerick said...

 I feeling some sense of racism in your statements.. I'm entitled to your opinion. Correct me If I'm wrong, but You're not my friend. Keep your insults for yourself, as You look at the mirror.

Leonerick said...

Carroll is a Liverpool's player. Stop moaning against the price tag, and support the Liverpool's players if You're a Liverpool's supporters.

Theycallmemrburt said...

You forgot Joe Cole.  I get the feeling we'll be seeing alot of him this season.  I think he'll do alright too if he plays cm.

artigas1863 said...

its a shame that the boys hit the woodwork so many times but i think this season lpf will hit 4th or better, lets not forget who is behind this team,Kenny was never given enough time and for a man with hes past i think it was a shame the way he was treated out...
Gaston will be ready after the Olimpics in London and then to lpf, all i want to see on weekends is a solid game of futbol as we say in Uruguay...good luck lads.

Fareastlfc said...

I've watched enough Serie A, if he set his heart here and stay fit, he'll excel in Rodgers system... he is a much better passer then any of our current players! 

Sherief Razzaque said...

14.13 BST: Ben Smith of the BBC tweets the following: "For those asking, no truth in reports ‪#LFC‬ are currently in talks with Bologna over a deal for Gaston Ramirez." From Soccernet's On the Move Transfer blog.

Sallywonton said...

Hardly 'confirmed' now is it. 

Sallywonton said...

but would that come at a cost to his defensive abilities?

Seanforensic said...

anybody has more composure in the box.lets just take my gran for instance.........

Gano1 said...

Yes he did, Max Evangilista is his name.

rednick said...

great addition if its true of course.two signings away from getting the team firing on all cylinders(dempsey and sturridge or borini maybe)

Bricot said...

It's now Sunday and we still haven't signed him. Fed up with all this bullshit that people write.

Adriano Castellanos said...

 Sorry mate, but Forlan was and Suarez is a better player than Shrek... Best player in the world cup or best player in the copa america (ahead of a certain messi) rings a bell?
And in the case of Enzo Francescoli and Gazza, check what each of them won in their careers on wikipedia and this nonsense comes to an end...
Zidane's son is called Enzo... google why he's got that name...

Redbaronn2 said...

Kenny was given enough time.... simply not good enough ... he set us back 3-5 years with his rubbish signings.....get over it hes gone and i am glad for it

Titi_Camara said...

for 2.5 million to charlton? hardly megabucks.would have prbably got that for smicer.

Titi_Camara said...

if we have an emphasis on keeping the ball then that should take away the emphasis of lucas just screening the back four and giving the ball to gerrard.i think lucas has far more potential to be tapped into than henderson does.he has a great touch and has pace.he isn't afraid of getting into the box but his finishing is pretty woeful at times.i think he's a player that could grow under rodgers's philosophy.

Titi_Camara said...

borini has promise but i don't think he has done anything to suggest that he is the type of signing to get us up and running.dempsey would be a smart signing if the fee isn't over the odds.

Jay Wright said...

"There's no reason to think they would make any of this up"??
There's a whole industry based around transfer rumours atm - 'respected journalists' churn out spurious rumours every day on various tv & radio shows, or in the papers. 

Anyways, I've only seen Ramirez play twice and tbh I wasn't overly impressed; particularly due to the fact that he didn't even operate as a wide-man, which I think Liverpool are so desperately in need of.

Hopefully he does arrive, and my initial impressions were well off...

OriginalChan said...

Suarez is overrated by my fellow liverpool fans in my view, who have already put him up on a pedestal. From what I have seen of him in a Liverpool shirt, Suarez is a great dribbler of the ball (nearly up there with Hleb in that regard in PL) but (beyond that, Hleb didn't offer much else) beyond that, not sure what else Suarez does that is worthy of him being put up on such a pedestal. For a striker of his hype, the consistency of his finishing is very average (at best) in PL so far. Closer to Afonso Alves, instead of Van Basten, in relation to successful Dutch league exports at the moment at club level. I guess in times like these and with Gerrard going into the twilight of his career, we need someone to put our hopes on and hype him up. 

Big deal if Zidane rates Francescoli (who was quite a player from my very vague memory), as this is the same fellow that rated English players Gerrard and Scholes (technically, far better than the overrated Rooney. Class act, especially for who he plays for) very highly. Swings and roundabouts.

OriginalChan said...

We haven't signed anyone yet, let alone anyone 'great' :(

Xxcell2010 said...

Absolute thumbs up, mate! But 3-5 years is unless all top teams come to a standstill, which is impossible. A quarter of a new stadium vanished together with stupidity of KD and Comolli. Realistically, we have smaller stadium compared to Man Utd, Arsenal and Newcastle, we don't have oil compared to Chelsea and Man City, even Tottenham is planning for a new stadium. So where are we heading now? I thank God whenever I think of LFC finally got rid of that 2 malignant tumors. We will be stronger this season!

David08064 said...

I doubt this will happen at all. When was the last time a LIverpool transfer was confirmed by two journalists on Twitter. 

David08064 said...

Headline should read "Claimed Confirmed" as it has not actually been confirmed but I can understand your phrasing.

Jim G said...

Except that he wanted to keep Smicer.

Bolo said...

Maybe see his achievements for Uruguay too 

OriginalChan said...

I'm not bothered about what he does for his country in terms of how good he is, it is what he does in a Liverpool shirt that matters to me and to date, beyond his dribbling, he hasn't been all that impressive and that is not even taken into the consideration the hassle that has come with his presence.

Jay Wright said...

I haven't seen anything that suggests that Ramirez is as good as Sturridge, much less better than him. Whether it be looking at stats, highlights or just looking at the class of the players in a live match situation.

I haven't seen much of Ramirez but he looks like an attacking midfielder, whereas in attacking positions Liverpool are in desperate need of wingers/wide-forwards/strikers. 

Hopefully the hype about Ramirez is true anyway, but I won't buy into it until Liverpool have actually bought him.

Ankur Jha said...

Liverpool Echo has just rejected this as a rumor stating that Liverpool have not approached for Ramirez!

Ertre5rt said...

whats wrong with cisse

Ertre5rt said...

smicer for one year

Titi_Camara said...

his hair.

Alan said...

Yet another duff rumour.When will they stop?

Ertre5rt said...

not better than gerrard

Ertre5rt said...

veron

Kramer101 said...

Mate, look at the rubbish he has for team mates. He got more from Meireles last season, then from the rest of his team mates put together.

OriginalChan said...

His finishing was still cack though, especially for all the hype he gets.

But I suppose we should blame his team mates for his finishing (might as well blame them for all that is wrong in the world too), despite the boots when shooting are on his feet, not on theirs.

gabweb said...

Yes, Cisse, what a bad signing, two broken legs in one season, still managed to get back and knock in a penalty in istanbul, scored in our cup final win and found the net enough times to not be considered a flop. Fabio Porto must know some clever foxes in his neck of the woods.

gabweb said...

No doubt he will get injured while he's out there!

gabweb said...

That was more his style beforehe joined us. He was more like the kind of player we need now.

I think that our main priorities are an attacking playmaker, someone to replace Gerrard in the long term, and another striker. With a bit of tactical nous, good management of the youngsters and value for money in the transfer market, there is no reason why this season should not see a fair improvement on last. We should be looking to, at least, overtake Newcastle and Everton and put pressure on Tottenham and Chelsea, who will suffer if they lose Modric and Drogba, respectively. There's no one who can be guaranteed to replace those players. Arsenal are always vulnerable, so we really should be aiming for between 4th and 6th.

Chris Jones said...

Ask you a question JK, how do you know the two reporters and how do you know they are respected? Unless you are from Uruguay yourself I can not see how you can be an expert on this. Well looks like they lied, they did, cos it never happened

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