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Michael Gregoritsch is the striker Southampton need if they stay up

Michael Gregoritsch is the striker Southampton need if they stay up

Southampton find themselves in a very tricky situation as they’re back in the relegation zone and, with 12 games to go, it’s going to be a struggle to escape it. 

For all the improvements Ralph Hasenhuttl has made to Southampton, football is a results business and without wins, Southampton won’t be able to stay in the Premier League.

It’s not all doom and gloom though because the Saints are equipped with talented players who, under pressure, could make all the difference come the end of the season.

It’s going to be a big ask for Southampton to avoid relegation again this season but if they do get out of it, they have to spend money during the summer and who better to sign than a creative player like Augsburg’s Michael Gregoritsch.

Gregoritsch, (who is valued at £18 million on Transfermarkt) is a forward who could really work in Ralph Hasenhuttl’s new system that he has adopted with Southampton.

The Austrian international can play anywhere from attacking-midfield to being the main man in attack. Either way, Gregoritsch has proven with his performances for Augsburg that he’s a top player and someone who could make a huge difference to Southampton.

With five goals so far this season, Gregoritsch is going in the right direction to match or better the 12 he scored last term and it remains a fact that he would better what Southampton currently have.

The likes of Charlie Austin, Shane Long and Sam Gallagher all face uncertain futures with the club so the need for another striker in the summer is a very real possibility.

At 24-years-old, Gregoritsch has plenty of years ahead to fulfil is potential in England and help improve things at Southampton.

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