Southampton target Jovane Cabral is expected to commit his future to Sporting Lisbon, despite the Saints’ interest in signing him.
Cabral set for Sporting stay
The Saints were linked with a move for the 22-year-old during the summer, but he ended up staying in Portugal.
Now, it seems that he will be staying with the Portuguese giants for the considerable future, with talks progressing nicely over a new deal that will see him stay until 2025.
Blow for the Saints
Cabral broke onto the scene last term, impressing in the league as he scored six goals and provided three assists in 16 matches. That led to the Saints’ interest, with Tottenham and West Ham also mentioned as potential suitors in the Premier League.
This term, he has also started well, scoring once and providing another in five league matches. He also has one cap for Cape Verde – his future is bright. Former Sporting Lisbon star Pedrosa said that Cabral has a “huge margin for development”.
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It seems that Ralph Hasenhuttl and co will have to go back to the drawing board in their search for a new right-winger. Fortunately, they have plenty of time before the January transfer window to settle on new targets.
In other news, Hasenhuttl slams this Saints outcast.
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