Southampton will be hoping to enjoy a better time of things under Ralph Hasenhuttl, after witnessing Mark Hughes’ inconsistencies.
The Saints could find themselves moving up the Premier League table if they manage to spend their money wisely in the January transfer window. Interestingly, it appears as if they’ve been keeping an eye on a potential January transfer window target, as according to Cumhuriyet (via Sports Witness), Southampton sent scouts out to Turkey to observe Mbaye Diagne in action.
It’s believed that Southampton have been keeping a close eye on Kasimpasa striker Mbaye Diagne.
Diagne has scored 16 times this season, which has attracted the attention of a number of other clubs.
But, the Saints sent scouts out to Turkey to observe the in-form striker in action as Kasimpasa drew 2-2 with Fenerbahce on Monday evening.
However, it is stated in the report that if the Senegalese forward is to be prised away from Kasimpasa in the near future, a hefty fee will need to agreed.
Southampton are in desperate need of a striker in the current campaign, as the likes of Manolo Gabbiadini, Danny Ings, Charlie Austin and Shane Long have struggled to produce on a regular basis.
Mbaye Diagne can’t stop scoring goals over in Turkey at this moment in time, so it comes as no surprise that the Saints are looking to secure his services.