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Southampton would be making one of the deals of the summer by signing Schurrle

Southampton would be making one of the deals of the summer by signing Schurrle

Following Dusan Tadic’s move to Ajax, Southampton have brought in the promising Mohamed Elyounoussi.

The Saints have also managed to sign Jannik Vestergaard, Angus Gunn and Stuart Armstrong.

However, even with the addition of Elyounoussi, the club still look a bit light in attack especially with Sofiane Boufal’s departure to La Liga side Celta Vigo.

Southampton could definitely do with bringing in another attacking midfielder/winger, and one player Mark Hughes should strongly consider looking at is Borussia Dortmund’s Andre Schurrle.

Simon Johnson of the Evening Standard reports an unnamed Premier League club is currently in talks with Schurrle, who is valued at £13.5m by Transfermarkt. And if not them, then Southampton must put themselves into the equation as soon as possible.

Schurrle has not been as consistent as he would have liked, while he has had some injury problems during his time at Dortmund.

But as he showed during his time in England with Chelsea, on his day, he is the sort of player that comes up with big goals in big games.

Schurrle, who famously set up Mario Gotze for the winner against Argentina in Germany’s 1-0 2014 World Cup final victory, is a forward blessed with an abundance of pace, while he is also an incredible striker of the ball.

As well as being able to play on either flank, the 27-year-old is capable of playing up front, too, which would come as a huge boost for Hughes, who does not currently have the greatest of centre-forward options.

With Dortmund open to selling, Schurrle could be an absolute coup for Southampton.

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