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Gaston Ramirez | Midfielder | #21

Team: Middlesbrough
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/2/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 170

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Gaston Ramirez has picked up a pelvic problem and won't be available for Monday's match with Chelsea.
Ramirez has not played since picking up a straight red card on April 22 against Bournemouth, as the Uruguayan was left out of the matchday 18-man squad for the 2-2- draw with Manchester City after serving a one match ban. While Steve Agnew hinted that the decision to leave Ramirez out of the squad on Sunday was due to disciplinary reasons, the manager confirmed a pelvic problem will keep him on the sidelines for the trip to Stamford Bridge. The absence of Ramirez should result in more playing time for Cristhian Stuani and Adama Traore, boosting each player's fantasy value until the former returns. Fri, May 5, 2017 09:14:00 AM

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Middlesbrough will be without Gaston Ramirez for Wednesday's home game against Sunderland after his dismissal during the 4-0 loss at Bournemouth.

The absence of Ramirez is a big blow ahead of the Riverside edition of Tees-Wear derby, as Middlesbrough is nine points from safety with just five matches remaining. The Uruguayan attacking midfielder was sent off against Bournemouth for a pair of bookable offenses, the first for a clear dive in the area and second after a dangerous lunge on Marc Pugh in the 19th minute of the match. Although the second yellow seemed harsh considering there wasn't much contact, the reckless intent of the challenge was rightly booked by the referee. Steve Agnew is expected to start Adama Traore with Ramirez unavailable, while Adam Forshaw could also be recalled with defensive midfielders Marten de Roon (ankle) and Grant Leadbitter (hamstring) both in doubt.
Source: Gazette Live
Mon, Apr 24, 2017 04:25:00 PM

Gaston Ramirez is set to return for Middlesbrough's clash with Arsenal on Monday after recovering from an ankle injury.

The Uruguayan playmaker has missed the last two matches with an ankle injury but is expected to go straight back into Steve Agnew's starting XI, with Cristhian Stuani likely dropped to the bench. Meanwhile, Fabio is expected to be recalled at left-back having recovered from concussion but Calum Chambers will be ineligible against his parent club. As a result, Agnew could revert to a 4-1-4-1 formation.
Source: NBC Sports
Fri, Apr 14, 2017 04:54:00 PM

Gaston Ramirez is in contention to return but will need to pass a late fate fitness test in order to feature against Burnley.

Ramirez missed the midweek defeat at Hull City due to a knock the Argentine playmakers suffered at the weekend against Swansea City. While the exact details of problem are unclear, Middlesbrough interim boss Steve Agnew is hopeful the midfielder will be available for Saturday's match at the Riverside Stadium. Agnew said: "With Gaston [Ramirez] we’re not sure, he had light training this morning and he’s still out there with the medical staff as we speak." In the event the medical staff doesn't not clear Ramirez fit to return, Agew could resort to using a 4-4-2 (double 6) for the second consecutive match in a row. This would see Rudy Gestede start along Alvaro Negredo up front, with Stewart Downing and Adama Traore the candidates to play on the flanks.
Fri, Apr 7, 2017 05:34:00 PM

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.
Fri, Feb 10, 2017 11:11:00 AM

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.
Fri, Feb 3, 2017 02:26:00 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
Mon, Jan 30, 2017 12:14:00 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."
Thu, Jan 26, 2017 11:33:00 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
Fri, Jan 20, 2017 05:13:00 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
Wed, Jan 18, 2017 03:29:00 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.
Thu, Jan 12, 2017 05:32:00 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."
Fri, Jan 6, 2017 05:54:00 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