Tuesday April 8 2014
Saint Ramirez wants Serie A return

Southampton midfielder Gaston Ramirez’s agent confirmed he’s looking for a return to Serie A and Milan would be “an honour.”

The 23-year-old Uruguay international has one goal in 17 Premier League appearances this season.

“Has it been a season to forget? Absolutely yes,” agent Pablo Betancourt told

“He hardly ever plays, yet two summers ago the club made an important investment to buy him. Today you cannot say he’s important for Southampton, seeing as he always starts from the bench.”

The Saints signed Ramirez from Bologna in August 2012 for £13.4m, so a return to Italy is on the cards.

Milan are the favourites, as it has been rumoured he’d be seen as a replacement should Ricky Kaka leave for the MLS.

“Certainly, we are trying to understand which team can make the right offer to Saints. Ramirez played very well in Italy and many Serie A clubs remember him positively.

“It would be a weighty inheritance to replace Kaka, but an honour for Gaston. However, let’s keep our feet on the ground, as there’s nothing concrete yet.

“How could you say no to Milan, who are one of the best clubs in Europe? It would be an important opportunity for him.

“Ramirez was very happy in Serie A and would be content to come back to Italy, but first any club needs to reach an agreement with Southampton.”