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Southampton: Club set to turn their attention to signing a centre-back

Southampton: Club set to turn their attention to signing a centre-back - Latest News

Southampton confirmed the signing of Che Adams from Birmingham City earlier today, and the south coast club could now turn their attention to bringing in a new central defender.

According to The Telegraph, it is a centre-back that is now the priority following the arrival of Adams as Ralph Hasenhuttl continues to overhaul his squad.

The Southampton boss’ overhaul could also see the likes of Mario Lemina, Wesley Hoedt, Fraser Forster, Alex McCarthy and Cedric Soares all leave St. Mary’s this summer.

With that striker position now finally sorted thanks to the signing of Adams, fully concentrating on trying to sign a new centre-back certainly looks like the way to go for the Saints.

Conceding 65 goals in the Premier League last season, Southampton have not been as defensively strong as they have been in some of their previous campaigns such as the 2015/16 one where they conceded just 41 times.

Based on that, they could surely do with a defensive addition or two before the start of the new Premier League season.

As well as that, with Maya Yoshida turning 31 next month, targeting a long-term replacement for the Japan international does not sound like the worst idea.

Still, even if they do not manage to get that in this market, there is reason for supporters to remain positive following the attacking additions of Adams and Moussa Djenepo.

Scoring 22 goals in the Championship last season, the former looks capable of adding more firepower to this Saints side. Meanwhile, averaging 2.2 dribbles per game in the Europa League as per WhoScored, the latter could provide a real threat out wide with his ability to take on players.

Southampton fans, would you like to see the arrival of a new central defender this summer? Let us know in the comment section below!


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