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Southampton: Djenepo and Redmond can give Hasenhuttl his dream attack

Southampton: Djenepo and Redmond can give Hasenhuttl his dream attack

Southampton have started the transfer window with a bang following their £15m capture of Moussa Djenepo from Standard Liege.

The 21-year-old has since been speaking about his move to St. Mary’s, explaining what he will bring to the team, which should excite both Ralph Hasenhuttl and supporters.

“I’m quick and I enjoy dribbling with the ball. That’s what the fans can expect of me and I will give my all for them,” Djenepo told Southampton’s official club website.

Ultimately, that style of play looks ideal for what Hasenhuttl has been trying to implement on the south coast.

Since succeeding Mark Hughes as manager last December, the former RB Leipzig boss has moulded the Saints into a side who press high (the club’s official website took a closer look at this) and are dangerous on the counter-attack, as indicated by James Ward-Prowse’s comments on that tactical as per Sport Bible. That is why Djenepo, with the pace and dribbling he has spoken about, should fit in nicely.

Alongside the versatile Redmond, the duo could form quite the attack. The 25-year-old, who is also no slouch, averaged 2.4 dribbles per Premier League game last season, while Djenepo averaged 2.2 in the Europa League.

To put that into perspective, only Wilfried Zaha (3.4) and Eden Hazard (3.7), arguably the two best 1v1 wingers England has seen over the last few years, averaged more (as per WhoScored).

If Hasenhuttl is looking to make Southampton more dangerous out wide and on the break, with Djenepo to now go with Redmond, he might accomplish just that after one summer transfer window.

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