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Regional Digest: Jean-Kevin Augustin is the marquee player Southampton fans deserve this summer

Regional Digest: Jean-Kevin Augustin is the marquee player Southampton fans deserve this summer - Opinion

Like the previous one, this campaign has also been difficult for Southampton supporters.

Though things have drastically improved under Ralph Hasenhuttl, it has been another season where the St. Mary’s faithful have had to watch their side battle to beat the drop.

Having sold their best players transfer window after transfer window, though, the above probably would not have come as a surprise to the pessimists supporting the south coast club.

For them and the rest of Southampton’s support, however, there is now reason to be optimistic going into the next transfer market and season.

According to the Daily Mirror (via Tribal Football), the Saints are looking to bring in RB Leipzig striker Jean-Kevin Augustin in a move that would reunite the 21-year-old with Hasenhuttl.

Augustin is unlikely to come on the cheap, with the Daily Mail reporting back in February that Leipzig will demand around £35m for their player.

But even so, the Frenchman is exactly the kind of marquee signing Southampton supporters deserve.

They have had to watch star names leave time and again while also being forced to welcome the arrivals of some very lacklustre additions along the way.

A lot still obviously needs to happens in order for Augustin to join Southampton, but it is about time the Premier League outfit start targeting players of the France U21 international’s quality.

Southampton fans, would the signing of Augustin make up for some of the club’s recent bad pieces of transfer business? Join the discussion by commenting below.


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