Well, well, well. It looks like Southampton are just going to have enough yet again to steer themselves clear of the relegation zone and remain in the Premier League for next season.
It’s all well and good hearing that but Southampton were a team just a few years ago were regular challengers for the European positions, a sign of how quickly things have gone dramatically downhill.
That board, right? Terrible, terrible board.
The ownership continues to be somewhat unreliable in terms of how little money is being made available to Ralph Hasenhuttl and his team. Clearly, they have the chance to somewhat redeem themselves this summer, but one swallow doesn’t make a summer, Should that continue, Southampton must turn their attention to the development of their younger players.
An example of one of those players who could make it far in a Southampton shirt is striker Michael Obafemi.
Obafemi, (who is valued at £900k on Transfermarkt) is a youngster who showed great potential during his brief cameos with the Southampton first-team. Unfortunately for the Republic of Ireland man though, he had been plagued with hamstring problems throughout his time in the first-team and the last one he sustained was a season-ender.
Nevertheless, considering he is only 18, he deserves another chance at showing why he is deserving of a place in the first-team.
With a goal and an assist during his spell in the team, there is nothing stopping Michael Obafemi from kicking-on and being a success at St Mary’s when back from injury. It’s not as if his strike partners are covering themselves in glory, right? The competition just isn’t there.
He’s jet-heeled, full of tenacity and knows where the goal is, most importantly for a striker. He is a completely different option to his fellow forwards at Southampton and that’s why faith can’t be lost in him despite an injury set-back.
It’d take a fool to bet against a Hasenhuttl-inspired overhaul on the South Coast this summer but Saints’ most exciting prospect in years can’t be lost in it.
Saints fans, would you give Michael Obafemi another chance next season? Should he take precedence over new signings? Let us know!
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