Expected to leave this summer after Middlesbrough’s relegation, Gaston Ramirez is on the verge of leaving the Riverside and getting himself a move to Spain.
This is, at least, according to his agent, who spoke to El Desmarque in Spain, saying the agreement to transfer the Uruguayan forward to Real Betis is ‘basically done’.
Arriving on a free from Southampton last year, any money made from his sale would be a profit for Boro, and it looks like they’ll probably be making somewhere around €5m for him.
The Spanish outlet claim the fee will be between €4-6m, which isn’t bad considering Ramirez didn’t exactly set the league alight last year, with just two goals and three assists in 26 appearances in all competitions.
Never really adapting to English football despite spells at Southampton, Hull City and Middlesbrough last year, perhaps a move to a more technical league, like La Liga, is exactly what the 27-year-old needs to rekindle his career, especially with the 2018 World Cup looming.