Southampton are reportedly seeking to deliver a brand new striker to the membership earlier than the tip of the present summer time switch window.
What’s the information?
Talking in a current interview with Sky Sports activities (by way of Day by day Echo), Saints supervisor Ralph Hasenhuttl had this to say in regards to the membership’s plans for the remaining weeks of the switch window.
“He (Sekou Mara) just isn’t the one offensive participant we wish to herald. There may be nonetheless someone else to return. Ultimately, we’d like guys who make a distinction up entrance.”
The south coast membership have had a moderately productive window of enterprise up to now with names corresponding to Joe Aribo, Gavin Bazunu, Mara, Romeo Lavia, Mateusz Lis and Armel Bella-Kotchap all becoming a member of Hasenhuttl’s squad forward of their newest Premier League marketing campaign.
The Saints have additionally seen some gamers go away the membership both on mortgage offers or free transfers corresponding to Fraser Forster and Shane Lengthy, amongst others.
Hasenhuttl can be thrilled
Allowing for how Mara has simply turned 20 and solely has 36 senior membership appearances to his identify, which got here at his earlier membership Bordeaux the place he scored seven targets and offered 4 assists, it’s straightforward to see why the Southampton boss would need one other striker in his squad.
Do Southampton have to signal one other striker?
The St. Mary’s outfit will probably be with out Armando Broja following the tip of his mortgage spell final season and have seen Che Adams linked with a transfer away from the membership, so including one other ahead to the squad ought to be of utmost significance.
With solely 5 golf equipment, together with the three relegated sides, racking up fewer goal-creating actions and targets than the Saints within the Premier League final season, having a participant that may not solely discover the web regularly however assist set them up for the crew can be a great addition to the membership.
If the Saints can get their new season off to a robust begin and handle to get one other centre-forward in earlier than deadline day, this may certainly prime off what has been a busy summer time interval for the membership, thus leaving the supervisor delighted within the course of.