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Hijacking Leicester City’s move for Januzaj would give Southampton’s attack a much needed boost

Hijacking Leicester City’s move for Januzaj would give Southampton’s attack a much needed boost

Southampton manager Mark Hughes will be hoping to bolster his attack before the transfer window closes next Thursday.

The Saints have so far added Mohamed Elyounoussi to their ranks to improve that area of the squad, but more additions are needed ahead of the restart of the Premier League.

Up front has been a concern for a while at St. Mary’s, but Southampton could also do with another attacking midfielder/winger type player.

And a potential hijack on a Premier League rival could be the answer.

The Breakdown

According to the Daily Mail, Leicester City are exploring the possibility of bringing Adnan Januzaj back to England by signing the Belgium international from La Liga outfit Real Sociedad, and Southampton should now consider putting themselves into the equation.

Januzaj has had disappointing loan spells at both Borussia Dortmund and Sunderland after initially taking the Premier League by storm during Manchester United’s terrible 2013/14 campaign under David Moyes.

The 23-year-old has since gone on to have a decent season with Real Sociedad where he was able to register five assists and expressive himself better.

Januzaj, who is valued at £13.5m by Transfermarkt, is capable of playing in any of the positions just behind the striker and has the dribbling ability needed to get into dangerous areas of the pitch to create good opportunities.

Having lost Dusan Tadic — albeit he has been replaced by Elyounoussi — and loaned out Sofiane Boufal to Leganes, Southampton are lacking in attack, and Januzaj could be the player to fix that.

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