Our Southampton fans here in the Transfer Tavern can’t wait to see what their side do against Manchester United in the EFL Cup final this weekend.
It’s the first big final in a good while for the Saints and their punters here by the bar are already getting very excited about what could be an historic day in the club’s existence.
Certainly, Claude Puel deserves credit for helping the team navigate past ties against both Arsenal and Liverpool in this run and he’ll be looking to use any victory as a real springboard.
There could be some issue with that, though, with The Telegraph reporting that Barcelona are keen on one of their most talented players – Cedric Soares.
A EURO 2016 winner with Portugal, Soares’ reputation has really gathered pace over the last 18 months or so.
He’s seen by many here in the bar as one of the most underrated right-backs in the league and so whilst this reported interest initially seems surprising – when you think about it it’s anything but.
Barca are still looking for a good Dani Alves replacement, too, and so this deal might just happen.
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