Southampton are heading slowly down the table as their league form continues to disappoint, despite making some top signings over the summer.
Mark Hughes and the fans felt reasonably confident going into the new season following a season that very nearly ended in disaster. Having spent a good chunk of money on players with good reputations, Southampton made a respectable start that was expected of them.
Now though, the Saints are slumping in form and are in desperate need of revitalisation and attacking flair in the team. Having lost Dusan Tadic over the summer, Stuart Armstrong hasn’t yet shown signs of eclipsing the Serbian, meaning the club should look into the possibility of signing Hoffenheim’s Kerem Demirbay.
Demirbay, (who is valued at £10.8 million in Transfermarkt) continues to be a vital player in everything good that Hoffenheim do.
The 25-year-old has made his comeback into the side after missing the first few games through injury. Straight away, the midfielder is seemingly in fine fettle, especially when providing an assist against Manchester City.
Last season the midfielder, who can play in any role required, provided two goal and six assists in all competitions and was a key player in getting the German club ticking.
Having been called up to the German national team before, it’s undoubtedly true that Kerem Demirbay possesses a great deal of quality and that could allow him to be an influential player in England.
Southampton could play him in a more attacking role that allows a more defensive-minded duo to sit in behind and protect Saints’ back-line. After all, a player with his quality has to be accommodated as he could be the difference for Southampton this season.
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