One of the few pieces missing from the Manchester City squad is a highly talented and capable winger. While Adam Johnson shows signs that he could be that man, he hasn't been consistent on the pitch.
His agent has stated:
I think it's always been more likely that Gaston says goodbye to Italy. So much so that now I'm in London to talk with a Premier League club. I think Ramirez will leave. He is one of the best players and so there are many offers and, again, I think it's unlikely he will remain in Italy.
Ramirez is one of the world's best young talents; his efforts with the Sire A middle-card side, Bologna, did not go unnoticed. Ramirez tallied eight goals to help the small Italian side finish ninth on the table last season.
It appears as though the 21-year-old Ramirez is quickly outgrowing Bologna, where he has been since 2010.
While Gaston Ramirez is highly talented and would fill a need for City, there are several other teams inquiring about his availability, including Liverpool, Wolfsburg and Inter MIlan.
The £25 million price tag, which is believed to be Bologna's asking price, could push teams away from completing this deal.