According to recent reports, Ralph Hasenhuttl is considering a move for Brandon Williams this summer, in a bid to add more depth to Southampton’s full-back options.
Having failed to bring Williams to St. Mary’s on a loan deal back in January, a recent report by The Sun claims that Hasenhuttl’s interest in Williams has not subsided in the time since the winter transfer window, with it being claimed that the 53-year-old could once again make a move for the Manchester United starlet this summer.
The Sun go on to claim that the 20-year-old’s ability to play from either left or right-back is a huge bonus for Hasenhuttl, as well as suggesting that Saints are hopeful that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now more open to allowing the England U21 international to leave Old Trafford, with the United boss having rejected the South Coast side’s bid for Williams in January.
Would Williams be a good signing for Southampton?
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With Ryan Bertrand being linked with a move away from Southampton this summer, it is not overly surprising to see reports claiming that Hasenhuttl is already eyeing up replacements for the 31-year-old, and with Gary Lineker previously dubbing Williams as an “exciting” prospect, the defender could represent something of an intelligent signing for Saints.
And, considering the £9 million-rated ace has been awarded just two Premier League appearances so far this season, perhaps Manchester United could indeed contemplate loaning the youngster out to Southampton this summer, in order for the left-back to continue his development as a Premier League player.
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