Juan Sanchez, the agent of Southampton target Brais Mendez, has confirmed that there has been interest from ‘many clubs’ in Mendez’s services.
The Lowdown: Saints eye Mendez
Southampton are said to be interested in the 24-year-old winger (TuttoMercatoWeb), who currently plays for Celta Vigo in La Liga.
There are several other clubs also linked with his services, however, including Norwich City, Lyon, and an unnamed London side.
The Latest: Agent provides update
Speaking to Marca, Sanchez has provided his thoughts on the interest in his client. He said:
“It is inevitable that the clubs are attentive to a player like Brais, 24 years old and with the season he has had. It is normal that there is interest in him and that they exist clubs that ask you. From then on, it is a matter that depends on whether they want to talk to Celta about an offer possibility. That may or may not happen. There is still a lot of market. Of course there are many clubs that ask about their situation because he is a very striking and high-quality player.”
The Verdict: Top talent
Mendez is far from a household name on these shores, but he is becoming a more and more familiar face in Spain and La Liga. He enjoyed the best season of his career from a goalscoring perspective last term, finding the back of the net on nine occasions – he has now done 25 times throughout his career (Transfermarkt) – and that even earned him a call-up to the Spanish national side (AS), albeit as part of the training camp and not to go to the European Championships.
Would you like to sign Brais Mendez?
Mendez has three years left on his contract with Celta and is valued at £12.6m (Transfermarkt) – he will not come cheap for Ralph Hasenhuttl and co. However, sometimes, you must speculate to accumulate, and in this case it may be worth the Saints parting with a bigger sum for a talented player who seems to be getting better every year.
In other news, Southampton fans are livid at news on this defender.
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