Get to know our new signing Gaston Ramirez will a look back on the Uruguayan's career to date.

Born in Fray Bentos, 25-year-old Ramirez began his youth career with Penarol and made his professional debut for the club in March 2009.

The attacking midfielder scored nine goals in 41 appearances for Penarol and helped the club lift the Primera Division title in the 2009/10 season.

The Uruguayan joined Serie A side Bologna in 2010 and made his debut for the Italians in a 1-1 away draw to Catania on September 26 2010. 

Ramirez scored four goals in 25 appearances in his first season at Bologna.

The final game of the 2010/11 campaign was an eventful one for Ramirez as he scored to level the score away to Fiorentina but was then sent off with just over 10 minutes left on the clock.

In his second and last season at the club, Ramirez scored eight goals in 34 appearances as Bologna finished ninth in Serie A.

In August 2012 Ramirez moved to Southampton for a club-record fee in what was the Saints' first season back in the Premier League.

Ramirez scored five goals in 28 appearances in his first season in the Premier League and was sent off in a 3-0 home defeat to West Brom in April 2013, meaning he would be suspended for the final three games of the season.

He then scored three goals in 25 appearances during his second season with the Saints and was named in the Uruguay squad for the 2014 World Cup.

Ramirez made his World Cup debut against Italy and provided the cross for Diego Godin who scored the game's only goal to send Oscar Tabarez's side through to the knock-out stages of the competition.

Upon returning from the World Cup, Ramirez joined Hull City on a season-long loan from Southampton and made his debut for the Tigers as a second half substitute against West Ham. 

Ramirez scored one goal during his time will Hull City as Steve Bruce's side were relegated from the Premier League last season.