Southampton will be hoping for a better campaign than the last as they escaped the dreaded clutches of relegation by the skin of their teeth.
Indeed, the Saints have already made moves so far this summer, but they’ve also waved goodbye to a number of first-team players after a rather disastrous campaign. Although, it looks as if Mark Hughes may be closing in on a replacement for one of his former players, as according to The Daily Mirror (July 28th, Page 64) (via HITC), Southampton have moved a step closer to signing Filip Kostic from Hamburg.
Interestingly, it’s reported that one of the German club’s investors has told them to sell.
I’ts claimed that Klaus-Michael Kuehne loaned them the money to buy the Serbian, which he now wants back after last season’s relegation from the Bundesliga.
Meanwhile, the Saints are looking to acquire Filip Kostic as a direct replacement for his fellow countryman Dusan Tadic, who left for Ajax earlier on in the transfer window.
Of course, losing Dusan Tadic was a huge blow for Southampton, but they appear to be heading in the right direction as Filip Kostic is a very talented winger that could easily fill the void.
And, with the German club possibly being forced to sell this summer, it looks as if the Saints will get their man.