Southampton fans want to sign Ainsley Maitland-Niles on loan until the end of the season after it was revealed they are pursuing the 23-year-old by The Athletic.
So far this campaign, the Arsenal man has appeared just 11 times in the Premier League (Transfermarkt), and does not appear to be in Mikel Arteta’s immediate plans. West Bromwich Albion are also said to be interested, but Arteta has reservations over him joining a club in a relegation battle, while he is also said to be concerned as to the style of play currently on offer at the Hawthorns.
Maitland-Niles has three England caps to his name and is currently valued at £16.2m (Transfermarkt) – he is a player who has plenty of ability, and he could therefore be a fantastic new arrival at St. Mary’s Stadium.
Would you liked to have signed Maitland-Niles?
The Southampton fans took to social media platform Twitter to share their thoughts.
Let’s see what the fans had to say about Maitland-Niles below
“This would honeslty be the signing we need for the remainder of the season or future. Can play RB, LB and CDM would be a good move for him and both clubs. #SaintsFC”
“Would love to see this”
“Would be a fantastic signing”
“This was would be great. With vokins going to Sunderland we need a new left-back, and he has the potential to hopefully do a Walker-peters.”
In other news, Southampton have been snubbed by this winger.
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