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Southampton set to signal £3k-p/w ace likened to Alexander-Arnold

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Southampton are on the verge of constructing one other signing this summer season after a transfer was dubbed a “finished deal” by one switch insider.

Saints recruiting for Premier League return

Now again within the Premier League after beating Leeds United within the Championship play off closing, Russell Martin is eager so as to add high quality to his ranks. They’ve already confirmed the addition of Taylor Harwood-Bellis on a everlasting deal, after the centre-back impressed on mortgage with the Saints throughout the 2023-24 marketing campaign.

Along with the ex-Man Metropolis man, they’ve added Premier League expertise within the form of veteran duo Charlie Taylor and Adam Lallana, who’ve performed over 400 prime flight video games between them.

Southampton’s signings summer season 2024

Participant

Price

Taylor Harwood-Bellis

£20m

Adam Lallana

Free

Charlie Taylor

Free

Nathan Wooden

£3m

Ronnie Edwards

£3m

However hypothesis continues to swirl round a number of the stars of the Saints squad. They’ve already misplaced striker Che Adams on a free switch this summer season, and extra might but depart.

Distinctive defender Kyle Walker-Peters is the most recent to be linked with a transfer away from the membership this summer season amid curiosity from West Ham United, which might see a swap deal engineered to deliver Flynn Downes again to St Mary’s after a mortgage spell final season.

It seems that Martin and co. are getting ready for simply that eventuality, with a brand new full-back set to reach imminently on the south coast.

Southampton set to signal new full again

Now, Southampton are on the verge of including one other defender to their ranks within the type of 24-year-old Yukinari Sugawara. In line with switch guru Fabrizio Romano, the transfer to take the defender to St Mary’s is now a “deal finished”, with Southampton set to pay round 7m euros (£5.9m) all in for the Japan worldwide.

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It’s added that Sugawara underwent a medical on Wednesday forward of finishing a transfer to the Premier League new boys. Valued at 12m euros by switch web site Transfermarkt, the 24-year-old is probably going accessible at a reduction as a result of the truth that he’s getting into the ultimate 12 months of his £3k-per week contract with AZ.

However he stays a prime stage participant. As per stats web site Statsbomb, he’s the closest U23 participant to Trent Alexander-Arnold stylistically from final season, although he must hit the bottom working to have the identical impression on the south coast because the England defender has on Merseyside.

He’ll grow to be the fifteenth Japanese participant to play within the Premier League after worldwide teammate Daichi Kamada joined Crystal Palace earlier in the summertime. He will even be the sixth member of the Japan squad to play in England’s prime flight subsequent season (Mitoma, Tomiyasu, Kamada, Endo, Hashioka).