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Southampton set to turn their attention away from Shoya Nakajima

Southampton set to turn their attention away from Shoya Nakajima

Southampton will likely head into the January transfer market when it opens to rebuild their squad.

Although Ralph Hasenhuttl has managed to get a number of positive results out of his side since becoming the new Saints boss, the team will need improving if they are to remain away from relegation trouble.

One name that had been linked in the past with a move to the St. Mary’s Stadium was Shoya Nakajima, however, reports in Portugal are suggesting Southampton will look elsewhere.

Record, via Sport Witness, are stating that because of the Japan international’s recent call-up for the Asian Cup, the Premier League outfit will consider other targets.

Nakajima has been impressive this season for Portimonense and had a solid World Cup campaign for his country, which makes his involvement in the upcoming Asian Cup unsurprising.

The Verdict:

Southampton will need to add new faces to their squad in the winter transfer window and Nakajima would be one that could be considered a risk.

With the possibility of the player being unavailable until February, it would understandably leave doubts about whether it is worth pursuing him now considering that they need reinforcements at the earliest opportunity.

The Saints are not the only side to be interested in the Japanese attacker, however, it remains to be seen if a winter move is still on the cards.

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