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Southampton reportedly one of the leading candidates to land Spanish international

Southampton fans in the Transfer Tavern have been largely disappointed with the performances of their team in the Premier League this season, which have seen them drop into the relegation zone with just seven games to play.

The Saints have found it difficult to win matches, having scored just 29 times and should the club be able to stay up, Mark Hughes will be looking to add some much-needed firepower to the squad.

Spanish media outlet El Mundo Deportivo have claimed Barcelona forward Paco Alcacer is on their radar after he has decided he wants to end his two-year stay at the Camp Nou. The former Valencia hitman has had a difficult time with the Catalans and is ready to look for first-team opportunities, with Southampton interested.

Indeed, it claims the Saints are leading Ligue 1 side Lille in the race to land the La Roja international, pending their Premier League survival.

The 24-year-old will not have a shortage of potential suitors, however, the Saints will be hopeful they can bring him to the Premier League, should they be able to survive themselves. The Spain international attacker does have a release clause of around 100million euros, however, it is thought he will be available for a lot less should a deal be made.

Landlord’s Verdict

Southampton fans in the Tavern will be more concerned about staying in the Premier League at this present moment, however, the news that they may be able to acquire Alcacer should they stay up could provide the club with a boost. Should the Saints manage to succeed, locals will be hoping a deal can get done!


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