Having made a good impression in the St. Mary’s dugout, Ralph Hasenhuttl is likely to get the backing of the Southampton board in the upcoming transfer window after winning their trust.
And that backing in the market could see Hull City’s promising Jarrod Bowen arrive on the south coast.
The Sun reports Southampton are leading a three-way battle for the 22-year-old’s services as they look to bolster their squad ahead of the next campaign.
Bearing that in mind, here are two potential consequences that could follow should the Saints be able to land their man.
Mohamed Elyounoussi Is Left Sweating Over His Future
Mohamed Elyounoussi was Southampton’s big-money signing from the last summer transfer window, but the 24-year-old has been unable to make the sort of impact many expected him to make.
Now on the periphery, the addition of another winger will surely cast doubt on Elyounoussi’s future at the club.
Next season, should he remain at St. Mary’s, he could still come good. It could just be one of those things where a player simply needs a year to adapt to a new league.
That being said, the signing of Bowen would still be a worrying sign for Elyounoussi and his quest for more game time under Ralph Hasenhuttl.
Josh Sims Leaves On Loan
Josh Sims has managed to show his worth at Southampton since returning from his loan spell with Reading.
The 22-year-old has impressed in the cameos he has made under Hasenhuttl and looks like a very good squad option to have.
Sims, however, may want to be more than that, but the signing of another winger like Bowen complicates things.
Should it happen, it would not be a surprise to see the Southampton academy product pursue another loan move.
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