Southampton have been spending the summer transfer window trying to improve their side as they look to do better than they had last season.
The Saints managed to save themselves from relegation by the skin of their teeth and maintain their Premier League status on the penultimate day of the campaign.
Mark Hughes, who was awarded with a three-year contract for his efforts in keeping the St. Mary’s Stadium outfit up, has been working hard to ensure that he has a squad strong enough to ensure that scenario does not happen again.
He has already added the likes of Angus Gunn, Jannik Vestergaard, Stuart Armstrong and Mohamed Elyounoussi to his ranks, however, he may have just been given a huge boost after reports in Italy are suggesting one man is staying on the south coast, despite interest from elsewhere.
According to a report by Sky Italia, via Tuttomercatoweb, Manolo Gabbiadini is definitely staying at Southampton as his agent, Silvio Pagliari stated that his client was happy being in the Premier League.
“Gabbiadini definitely stays at Southampton, and we have to overturn last year’s performance in which we did not do very well,” he told Sky Italia.
“The team suffered a lot: a few goals, a very strange championship despite being very strong.
“A few requests from Italian clubs came but he feels at the top in the Premier League, also for how football is lived. It’s another world.”
Things did not get going for Gabbiadini last season, despite having had a promising start to his Southampton career when he joined in January 2017.
He scored a number of goals for the club, including on his debut, however, they appeared to become harder to find last season as he netted just five times.
However, Hughes will be hoping the Italy international can rediscover his form and help Charlie Austin and Shane Long lead the Saints attack next season.
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