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Gaston Ramirez | Midfielder | #21

Team: Middlesbrough
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/2/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 170

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Gaston Ramirez is back in contention for Saturday's match with Everton after training with the squad in Spain this week.
Ramirez hasn't played since he suffered a knee injury against Leicester City in early January, but is back in the fold at Boro after completing a full week of training. His return to fitness should see him in contention to make the starting XI for Saturday's match at the Riverside Stadium. This leaves Antonio Barragan and George Friend, who picked up a knock in the FA Cup tie against Accrington Stanley, as the only absentees for this weekend. Feb 10 - 11:11 AM

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Gaston Ramirez won't be available for Saturday's clash with Tottenham but could be back in training next week, according to manager Aitor Karanka.

Ramirez hasn't played since he suffered a knee injury against Leicester City in early January and his absence has been quite notable, as Middlesbrough are winless without their Argentine playmaker. While Saturday will come too soon for him to return, Karanka revealed the 26-year-old is closing in on the end of his injury. "Gaston Ramirez is still recovering, I hope he can be training with us next week, maybe Monday or Tuesday," Karanka said on Thursday. Without Ramirez, Karanka will likely use Cristhian Stuani on the left wing against Spurs.
Feb 3 - 2:26 PM

Gaston Ramirez will be unavailable for the West Brom match but will remain at Middlesbrough beyond Tuesday night's transfer window deadline, says manager Aitor Karanka.

Karanka confirmed that Ramirez has recovered from his knee injury and resumed training with the first team, but was surprised when told by the medical staff he won't be available Tuesday's match at the Riverside. On the injury, Karanka said: "Gaston Ramirez has been training, but I have been told by the physio that we won’t be able to play tomorrow because of a problem with his knee." The manager also added a firm declaration that the 26-year-old won't be leaving the club despite interest from Leicester City. "There has not been another bid, I don't care," said Karanka in his press conference today. "He will be here at the end of January, 100%."
Source: Gazette Live
Jan 30 - 12:14 PM

During Thursday’s media conference, manager Aitor Karanka provided an update on the future of Gaston Ramirez and Middlesbrough’s current targets in the transfer window.

When asked about Gaston Ramirez, Karanka confirmed Ramirez has handed in a transfer request but the offer Middlesbrough received from an unnamed club was not good enough. Karanka said: ""No one player is more important than the team, but the offer has to be right for the club before a player will leave." Meanwhile, Boro’s boss also said he hopes to convince PSG attacker Jese Rodriguez to move to the Riverside Stadium. "Our interest is massive," Karanka said. "He’s a player I’ve know for the last seven or eight years, and one of my favourite players when I was working in Spain." Karanka also sung praise of Hull City’s Robert Snodgrass, another of Boro's transfer targets. "He is another player I like," he said. "The club is working well behind the scenes and doing what they have to do…We have another five days to see what will happen."
Jan 26 - 11:33 AM

After initially insisting that Gaston Ramirez would not be leaving Middlesbrough, boss Aitor Karanka has revealed that bids for the playmaker will be considered.

Ramirez is currently sidelined with a knee injury and been ruled out for Saturday's match with West Ham, but speculation about his future at Middlesbrough has been heating up. Last week rumors emerged linking the 26-year-old Argentine to Leicester City, with a suggestion that the Foxes were willing to offer £15m for the attacking midfielder. When asked about Ramirez in his pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday's clash at the Riverside Stadium, Aitor Karanka said: "If the offer arrives and he wants to leave then we will consider it. There is no chance of him leaving at the moment because we have not received one offer for him. Again, if the offer arrives and he wants to leave then we will consider it." The news come just a week after Karanka initially said their was "no chance" of Ramirez leaving.
Source: Gazette Live
Jan 20 - 5:13 PM

Manager Aitor Karanka expects Gaston Ramirez to remain at Middlesbrough amid rumors of an exit during the January transfer window.

In response to chatter that linked the 26-year-old with a £10 million move to Leicester City, Aitor Karanka remains confident that Gaston isn't leaving Middlesbrough. "It's just rumours. I can't understand why he wouldn't (still be at the club)," Karanka told BBC Tees. "He's been an important player here in the last year, he's really pleased to be here." Ramirez, who is currently sidelined with a knee problem, has been a vital member of Karanka's side since sealing his permanent move from Southampton, scoring nine goals and tallying seven assists in 35 appearances.
Source: BBC Sports
Jan 18 - 3:29 AM

Aitor Karanka has confirmed that Middlesbrough will be without two players, but two more are in contention to return from injury for Saturday's trip to Watford.

At a new conference on Thursday, Karanka ruled out Gaston Ramirez and Antonio Barragan but confirmed that Victor Valdes and Vitktor Fischer could return. On Ramirez, who was not included in the squad that defeated Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup last time out, Karanka said: "Gaston has a problem with his knee and we thought it was going to be a few days but know we will wait one or two weeks and see what is happening. We hope it is not serious but you can’t rush this type of injury." Meanwhile, Karanka revealed that Valdes will be available and Fischer is also fit to play.
Jan 12 - 5:32 PM

Middlesbrough have a number of injury concerns ahead of Sunday's FA Cup Third Round match against Sheffield Wednesday.

Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka provided a fitness update on Friday and revealed that a few key players may miss out on their FA Cup clash with Sheffield Wednesday. Karanka said: "Antonio Barragan and Viktor Fischer are out for sure. I have doubts with Gaston Ramirez." The Boro boss also noted that Fabio couldn't train on Thursday, while Grant Leadbitter has missed training the last two days. Elsewhere, Karanka revealed that new signing Rudy Gestede could be in contention to make his debut. ""Rudy will be a really good player for us," he said. "He gives us something different and I am pleased he is here so early in the window. I will have to think but I don’t think he will start from the beginning on Sunday."
Jan 6 - 5:54 PM

Gaston Ramirez made his comeback from a foot injury and recorded an assist during Saturday's 3-0 win over Swansea City.

Ramirez, who missed defeats to Southampton and Liverpool, returned to action this past weekend despite having returned to training just 24 prior to the match with Swansea. Ramirez's return bore gifts as he produced an excellent cross for Marten de Roon's second-half goal that helped Boro to a win and jump to 14th in the league table. Ramirez has been a key playmaker for manager Aitor Karanka who said he will keep a close eye on his Uruguay international during the Christmas spell, to ensure he's fit come Boxing Day's trip to Burnley. "If you have 26 top class players in a squad then it’s not difficult to (make changes), but when you have a player like Gaston and he is making a difference since arriving here last season and he’s not on the pitch, the team can miss him," Karanka said. Barring any setbacks, Ramirez is likely to regain his place in the starting XI come next Monday's match.
Source: Gazette Live
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 07:13:00 PM

Middlesbrough could be without Gaston Ramirez’s services for Saturday's match with Swansea City at the Riverside Stadium.

Gaston Ramirez has been sidelined since Middlesbrough's victory over Hull City on December 5th and his availability is in question heading into this weekend. Ramirez has been dealing with a foot injury and it's unclear whether he'll be fit come Saturday. Prior to Wednesday's 3-0 defeat by Liverpool, Karanka said: "Gaston is not available because he has not trained." If ruled out again, Karanka could call upon Viktor Fischer or Stewart Downing to replace Ramirez in the starting XI against Swansea. Meanwhile, defensive midfielder Adam Clayton and defender Antonio Barragan are both just one booking away from a one-match ban for card accumulation.
Source: Gazette Live
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 04:03:00 PM

Gaston Ramirez headed home his second goal of the season as Middlesbrough defeated Hull City 1-0 on Monday at the Riverside Stadium.

Gaston Ramirez, who made 22 appearances with Hull City during the 2014/15 Premier League season, headed home a Vitkor Fischer cross on the hour mark to push Middlesbrough past his former club. Fischer replaced Adama Traore in the Middlesbrough starting XI and was the lone change from the side that drew at Leicester City last weekend. Boro controlled the chances in the first half and had the ball in the net after close-range header by Fischer, however, he was judged marginally offside. The home side did find the breakthrough in the 60th-minute thanks to Ramirez's simple finish from inside the six-yard box. Hull did have a chance to tied the match late - after a save from Victor Valdes produced a corner, but Adama Diomande couldn't connect at the far post. The victory was Middlesbrough's second home win of the season, and secured them a vital three points.
Source: NBC Sports
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 05:49:00 PM

Gaston Ramirez's stellar solo effort against Bournemouth has been voted the Premier League's Goal of the Month for October by viewers of Match of the Day.

Ramirez's goal was a thing of beauty. The Middlesbrough midfielder picked the ball up at midfield and raced down the right flank then cut the ball onto his right foot, at the top of the box, and sent his strike under the outstretched arm of Artur Boruc. Ramirez's goal received 30% of the vote, topping the 24% that Dimitri Payet received for his goal against Boro. Stoke City's Xherdan Shaqiri was third, while Diego Costa, Sergio Aguerio and Christian Fuchs rounded out the nominations. Ramirez's goal is also in among those in the running for the Premier League’s official Carling Goal of the Month, which was won by Boro's Cristhian Stuani in August.
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 10:57:00 PM

Middlesbrough will be without Gaston Ramirez as the midfielder faces a one-match ban for Saturday's trip to Manchester City.

Ramirez picked up his fifth yellow card of the season against Bournemouth and will serve a one-match ban this weekend. His absence will force Aitor Karanka to get creative with his formation and starting XI against Manchester City, which could see the manager opt to use a 4-1-4-1 or 4-3-3 formation. If he selects a 4-1-4-1 then Adam Clayton, Stewart Downing, Adam Forshaw, Marten de Roon and Adama Traore would likely be the five midfielders. If Karanka goes the route of using a 4-3-3 then Downing, Clayton and Forshaw could favored in the midfielder while Viktor Fischer and Adama Traore could be used as wingers. Despite the formation selected, Cristhian Stuani and Alvaro Negredo will both be in contention to start up front.
Source: Gazette Live
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 09:24:00 PM

Middlesbrough overcame Bournemouth in a hard fought encounter at the Riverside Stadium.

Bournemouth started the game by creating the better chances which both fell to Josh King. Clayton cleared off the line from one shot after a Wilshere corner and then Wilshere again provided for King to smash a volley off the crossbar. 'Boro took the lead after a spectacular solo effort from Gaston Ramirez, who took the ball from his own half and beat multiple opponents before firing home. The hosts, who had been struggling took the initiative and Downing made up for poor deliveries throughout the first half with a side foot across to the far side of goal. Surman, who was back for the Cherries after an illness, limped off in the latter stages putting his team down to 10 men for the remainder of the game.
Source: BBC Sport
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 11:56:00 AM

Gaston Ramierz and Cristhian Stuani head the list of Middlesbrough's players that will be on international duty this weekend and next week.

Ramierz and Stuani are set feature in Uruguay's forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against Venezuela and Colombia. Their previous appearance for Uruguay in WCQ saw Ramirez start and play the full 90 minutes, while Stuani came on as a second-half substitute. These will not be the only members of Middlesbrough taking the pitch for their country's senior squad during the upcoming week. Winger Viktor Fishcer is set to feature for Denmark and Emilio Nsue's Equatorial Guinea will face Lebanon in a friendly next Tuesday.
Source: Gazette Live
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 07:47:00 PM