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Liverpool are in a bid to buy Middlesbrough attacking midfielder Gaston Ramirez in the summer transfer window. The Uruguayan who joined the Boro on a permanent basis less than a year ago for a three year contract is anxious to make his exit and has put in an official transfer request during the last transfer window as he aimed to move Leicester City. His plan got deflected by manager Aitor Karanka, but should he get a good offer from Liverpool, Middlesbrough might be willing to let him go.
The Reds have not met the expectation of their supporters this season and manager Jurgen Klopp thinks Ramirez would be the ultimate solution. But would Ramirez’s presence at Anfield motivate Liverpool for title contention.
Ramirez has since caught the attention of Liverpool back in 2012 when he was with Serie A side Bologna but he ended up with Southampton instead. After suffering series of injury followed by a three match suspension, he became a loss for the club.
His poor form at St. Mary’s caused him to be loaned out to Hull City, where he also struggled to no avail. He only managed to score a single goal and three assist in 24 League appearances.
The 26-year-old then moved to Middlesbrough on loan in the last week of January where he enjoyed a six-month spell in the Championship. He impressed Karanka, scoring seven goals and four assist, contributing to the Boro’s promotion to the Premier League. But ever since then, he has not had a performance as good as that.
The Uruguayan also lacks discipline as he has been booked seven times this season.
Klopp’s intrest in the Uruguayan is yet to be understood as the attacking midfielders on his team presently are of better quality than Ramirez and it is doubtful he can bring any improvement to the Reds.