This has excited the Southampton fans in the Football Transfer Tavern…
Claude Puel has made a decent, if not spectacular, start to life on the South Coast – having taken over the reigns from Ronald Koeman at Southampton over the summer.
The Southampton fans in the Football Transfer Tavern have grown fond of the Frenchman already, and it would appear that Puel is not prepared to stand still at his new club.
With the January transfer window still several months away, Southampton are reportedly already setting their sights on potential transfers; and have singled out a La Liga ace as their priority target.
As per Gol Digital, Southampton are reportedly keen on Malaga star Juanpi – who has been impressing the La Liga fans in the Tavern in recent years.
They add that he has a €20 million release clause; a fee that could be more than affordable for the Saints.
Interestingly, Malaga are reportedly keen to tie Juanpi down to a new long-term deal – but the interest of potential Premier League suitors could harm any prospective deal.
Whilst he is a relatively unknown name in the Tavern for the most part, some fans were made aware of him several days ago when Spanish football expert Guillem Balague touted him for a possible Premier League move.
Balague likened him to Man City man Raheem Sterling, and indicated that he has the potential to go all the way.
See that tweet below…
I am hearing Juanpi (Malaga) is wanted by 3 top PL clubs. He is a kind of Sterling, huge potential
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) September 30, 2016
Whether the deal can be closed or not is a different topic entirely, but our landlord thinks that Southampton have every chance of sealing it. The South Coast club have become a very attractive proposition in recent years.
To learn a little more about the talented Spaniard, take a look below.
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