Southampton: Saints have ‘high’ Sulemana hopes
Southampton apparently have ‘high hopes’ that starlet Kamaldeen Sulemana can ‘fire them’ to Premier League safety.
The Lowdown: Saints in trouble…
The Saints are in deep trouble and currently find themselves battling a drop to England’s second tier.
Southampton chiefs sacked former boss Nathan Jones two weeks ago, coming after they also relieved long-serving boss Ralph Hasenhuttl of his duties last year.
Currently weighing who will be their third manager of the season, reports have suggested that Ruben Selles could be appointed as permanent boss.
Southampton’s recent 1-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge has handed the club a huge lift and it is believed those inside St. Mary’s hold real faith in Sulemana.
The Latest: Journalist shares Sulemana hope at Southampton…
Journalist Pete O’Rourke, speaking to GIVEMESPORT, has claimed the south coast side have huge faith that the 21-year-old can spark them into life going forward.
“They’ve obviously spent big money on Sulemana. They’re hoping that he can have an immediate impact at the club and help fire them to safety in the Premier League.
“I think whoever takes over permanently at Southampton will be looking at Sulemana as a key man in their bid to try and stay up. If they do stay up, they will be looking to Sulemana to be one of the main players to try and build their team around and improve things as well.
“He was a big outlay in the January transfer window and Southampton obviously have high hopes that he can help transform their fortunes.”
The Verdict: Exciting player…
Once linked with both Liverpool and Man United, Sulemana could well end up being a snip for Southampton going by his sky high potential.
FC Nordsjaelland technical director Flemming Pedersen, during the winger’s time at that club, raved over Sulemana as an exciting youngster who is ‘on a par with Neymar’ in terms of ceiling.
The Ghanian was a star impact player for Rennes before joining Southampton – winning four Man of the Match awards and averaging a brilliant 7.0 match rating per 90 over the 2021/2022 season (WhoScored).
In his time with Southampton so far, Sulemana has arguably already displayed flashes of brilliance – attempting 2.7 shots at goal per on average in a Saints shirt so far (WhoScored).
If any player can help to steer Selles’ side away from the drop, it could well be him.