The Southampton fans in the Transfer Tavern were encouraged by today’s 1-1 draw at home to Tottenham Hotspur. In truth, Southampton could have and should have won as they outplayed Spurs for large periods of the game and missed two great late chances to snatch all three points. However, the truth remains that Southampton have not won a league game since November still and they are in the relegation zone. Something drastic needs to happen this January to aid their survival hopes.
According to a report by The Telegraph, Southampton are ready to splash £50m to land a duo of attacking targets who could help keep them up. Monaco striker Guido Carrillo and Spartak Moscow winger Quincy Promes are reported targets for the Saints.
Having failed to land academy product Theo Walcott from Arsenal as he joined Everton instead, Southampton have turned their attention to Spartak Moscow’s Quincy Promes. The Netherlands international has been chased by the Premier League’s biggest clubs recently and has won the Russian Player of the Year accolade.
Guido Carrillo, on the other hand, is a striker with eight goals in 24 appearances this season. The 26-year-old Argentinian forward stands at 6ft 2in and is interesting Mauricio Pellegrino.
Southampton need something to change quickly to reverse their slide down the Premier League table but spending £50m is a huge risk if it does not come off. Carrillo is a decent all round striker but he is not the goal scorer that the Saints need. Quincy Promes would be an exceptional signing if they could pull it off but the 26-year-old may favour a move to a bigger club instead.
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