Premier League

Landing £22.5m-rated Tottenham man would transform Southampton’s season

The Southampton fans in the Transfer Tavern are hoping that Mauricio Pellegrino will make a huge deadline day signing to boost their hopes of survival this season.

So far this month, Southampton have only managed to sign Guido Carrillo from Monaco in deal worth £19 million. However, The Saints have struggled to build a consistent run of form throughout the season due to lacklustre performances across all areas of the pitch and not just up-front.

The likes of Dusan Tadic, Nathan Redmond and Sofiane Boufal are all highly talented individuals, but their displays for Southampton have done little to prove their quality so far this season. With that being said, Pellegrino would be wise to sign a new wide player before the window slams shut on Wednesday evening.

Elsewhere in the Premier League, Tottenham are all but set to secure the signing of PSG’s Brazilian winger Lucas Moura in a deal worth £25 million, and the Lilywhites success in luring Moura to the club should give The Saints hope of bringing Erik Lamela (valued at £22.5 million by Transfermarkt) to the south coast.

Tottenham’s Argentine winger made his return to first-team football at the end of November after spending almost an entire year on the sidelines due to a hip injury. Since his return, Lamela has failed to enjoy a regular run of fixtures within Pochettino’s first-team due to competition from Heung-Min Son and Moussa Sissoko.

The imminent arrival of Lucas Moura will further serve to deprive Lamela of first-team opportunities, so it’s likely that he will be open to the possibility of a loan move on deadline day. All things considered, it seems that Southampton’s move for Lamela would be a favourable deal for all parties concerned, so Pellegrino must act fast to secure his services before a rival Premier League club comes calling for his signature.

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