Southampton have managed to enjoy a respectable run of results in recent times under the guidance of Ralph Hasenhuttl, having gone unbeaten in their last three Premier League fixtures.
The Saints will be desperate to climb even further away from the relegation zone as the season progresses, with a couple of signings this month certainly helping their cause.
Indeed, Southampton have produced a number of special talents in their youth ranks over the years, but it appears as if they’re now interested in securing a potential star, as according to the Daily Mail, Southampton are eyeing a potential bargain move for Manchester City’s Rabbi Matondo.
So, with new talent possibly joining the youth ranks at St Mary’s, perhaps Southampton will develop another star.
Interestingly, Southampton reportedly (as per Football Insider) tabled a £5 million offer for Leeds United’s Jack Clarke recently. But, with Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur also reportedly keeping tabs on the youngster, they may find it difficult to secure his services.
Instead, the Saints should look to pursue a deal for Manchester City’s Rabbi Matondo, who has turned down the chance to sign a new deal at the Etihad.
Manchester City would be taking a huge risk by selling the youngster without a fight as they’ve already had to wave goodbye to the likes of Brahim Diaz and Jadon Sancho, so they could be set to lose another potential star.
The 18-year-old made his debut for the Wales senior side during November’s 1-0 defeat to Albania, so he is already making big steps despite his lack of first-team football. He operates as a right winger and has produced an impressive nine goals and six assists this season in all competitions.
Ralph Hasenhuttl is renowned for his attacking style and trust in youth, so a move to St Mary’s would make the most amount of sense for the youngster.
Indeed, the Saints could secure themselves their next potential hero by moving for the winger as he has already displayed enough quality to earn a senior cap for Wales. And, he has all the ingredients to become a future star in the Premier League, with goals and assists already being produced on a regular basis.
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