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Southampton agree to fee for international forward as Hughes rebuild picks up

Southampton have had a couple of busy days recently with regards to transfer activity and the fans in the Transfer Tavern will be pleased with the movements being made.

Mark Hughes will be keen to make a number of additions to ensure that his side are nowhere near the relegation zone again, having spent much of last season in the bottom part of the table.

The Saints did eventually manage to retain their Premier League status, however, it came by the skin of their teeth as they won their penultimate game of the campaign to fight another day.

Hughes has already seen Dusan Tadic leave the club, although he has signed Stuart Armstrong from Celtic and it appears he could be about to bring another man to the south-coast if reports are to be believed.

According to Sky Sports, Southampton are thought to have agreed to a fee with Basel for forward Mohamed Elyounoussi in the region of £16million. The Norway international would immediately boost the attacking options the St. Mary’s Stadium outfit have, an area that severely affected the side last time out as they struggled to get goals.

Landlord’s Verdict

A player of Elyounoussi’s ability and calibre will be considered an excellent signing at Southampton by many of the locals in the Tavern. The 23-year-old, who can play either as a striker or winger, has experience of playing in European competition and could look to give the side an edge when going forward.

Southampton fans – thoughts?

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