Gaston Ramirez: Why Southampton's Record Signing Can Save Saints from Relegation

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Gaston Ramirez: Why Southampton's Record Signing Can Save Saints from Relegation
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Southampton smashed their transfer record with the deadline day signing of former Bologna attacking midfielder Gaston Ramirez, signing the Uruguayan for a fee of around £12 million—big money for a recently-promoted club without guarantees of survival.

Ramirez's talents are undeniable, as is the sense of investing in him for a relatively modest fee in terms of what he could have gotten elsewhere, especially given his resale value and being just 21 years of age.

Southampton will try not to rest all their hopes of survival on this one player but at the same time they will hope that, as one of their top players, he will be decisive when it matters and provide the goods for them to win enough points and stay in the Premier League.

Here are five reasons why Ramirez can help save Southampton from being relegated.

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