GASTON Ramirez’s agent has revealed the Saints playmaker would “consider” a return to Italy.

The 22-year-old became Saints’ record signing last summer when he signed for around £12m from Bologna.

The jury remains out on the Uruguayan international after he netted five times in 26 Premier League appearances last season.

That compared to eight goals in 33 Serie A outings for Bologna in 2011/12.

Now Ramirez’s agent, Pablo Betancourt, has done little to dampen speculation that Inter Milan are keen to bring Ramirez back to Italy.

“I don’t think they’re just rumours,” Betancourt said. “Italy remains in his heart and Inter are a great team.

“But I don’t like to talk about things that are not concrete.

“If an offer comes in, we’ll consider it.”