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Brilliant Ben Yedder the man to get Southampton firing again

Brilliant Ben Yedder the man to get Southampton firing again

Southampton fans will be hoping for a bit more transfer activity before the window shuts next month.

The Saints so far have brought in Jannik Vestergaard, Angus Gunn, Mohamed Elyounoussi and Stuart Armstrong, while there have also been a couple of high-profile departures with Dusan Tadic and most recently Sofiane Boufal leaving St. Mary’s.

There is still work to be done for manager Mark Hughes, however, with some supporters desperate to see the arrival of a new centre-forward.

Guido Carrillo has joined Tadic and Boufal out of the exit door leaving the misfiring Manolo Gabbiadini and Shane Long and an injury prone Charlie Austin as Hughes’ only options up front.

Therefore, the former Stoke City boss needs to bring in a new striker and should consider looking at Sevilla’s Wissam Ben Yedder.

Ben Yedder, who is valued at £25.2m by Transfermarkt, put himself on the back of the English papers last season after he came off the bench to score two goals at Old Trafford to knock Manchester United out of the Champions League in Sevilla’s 2-1 round of 16 victory.

Despite his heroics at Old Trafford, Ben Yedder was not always the first name on the Sevilla team-sheet, leading the striker to becoming unsettled.

With a £26.6m release clause in his contract (via Football Espana), Southampton should absolutely test the waters and see if the 27-year-old would be interested in a move.

The Saints are in dire need of a goalscorer and, in his time with Toulouse in Ligue 1, Ben Yedder was hitting double figures each season.

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