Southampton fans were far from happy with the news that Ralph Hasenhuttl is set to use Nathan Tella as a striker this season rather than on the flanks.
After a slow start to the transfer window, the Saints have been very busy in recent weeks.
They have now brought in five new faces, two of which are strikers in Adam Armstrong and Armando Broja (Sky Sports). Even with the sale of Danny Ings to Aston Villa (avfc.co.uk), the Austrian still has plenty of options up front if you also include Che Adams, Shane Long and Michael Obafemi.
Do you agree with this decision?
Tella is an up-and-coming player at St. Mary’s Stadium, having made 22 appearances for the club last term (Transfermarkt). He is mainly a right-winger, but Hasenhuttl has decided to use him as a centre-forward after the 22-year-old impressed in training (via The Athletic).
The news was shared on Twitter by @SaintsExtra, and it attracted plenty of attention from the supporters. They took to the social media platform to share their thoughts.
Let’s see what the fans had to say about the Tella news below
“No formation just vibes”
“Why?? We just signed 2 strikers.. rather see Tella or Djenepo on the left than Redmond”
“we don’t need more strikers we’ve got some class ones. Tella’s pace on the left and skill is needed as he basically has everything but a consistent end product”
“A bit of a shame tbh, I was hoping he would be our starter on the left of our midfield”
“NO HE WONT START NOW”
“noooo start him out wide”
In other news, Southampton want this ace compared to Arjen Robben.
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