Some positive steps have been made at Southampton in this transfer window, with the club apparently close to signing Moussa Djenepo.
According to Sky Sports, the Saints have agreed a deal with Standard Liege to bring the 20-year-old to St. Mary’s in a development that is likely to bring some smiles.
There is still a long way to go, though, until Ralph Hasenhuttl has a squad ready to seriously climb the table next season. And with the Daily Mail reporting that Southampton have had an £8m bid for Che Adams rejected by Birmingham City, in the end, he might just not get that.
Last month, the former RB Leipzig manager predicted it would be a difficult summer for his club (also per Sky Sports) and if the board at St. Mary’s continue to make such low-ball offers, then it undoubtedly will.
After the season he has just had, even if it was in the Championship, there is no way Birmingham are going to accept £8m for Adams.
He scored 22 goals in English football’s second tier and is still only 22 years of age, giving him plenty of time to grow into an even better player. That goalscoring prowess, potential and homegrown status were never going to be sold for a measly £8m.
More offers like that and, as Hasenhuttl has suggested, it is going to be a long and difficult summer for Southampton.
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