Southampton fans are far from happy with the news that they could swap Michael Obafemi for Adam Armstrong this summer.
The Saints are preparing for the new season as they aim to improve on their 15th place finish in the Premier League last term. So far, the St. Mary’s Stadium outfit have made three new signings in Romain Perraud (southamptonfc.com), Danyl Simeu (chelseafc.com) and Valentino Livramento but, with Danny Ings having turned down a new contract at the club (Sky Sports), they could well do with a new striker.
They have been heavily linked with a move for Blackburn’s Adam Armstrong, and now an update has been provided. As per Alan Nixon, a fee of £12m plus Obafemi would not be far off Blackburn’s valuation of the striker. The Saints fans, though, don’t agree – they want to hold on to the Ireland international.
Would you swap Obafemi for Armstrong?
The news was shared on Twitter by @SaintsExtra, and it attracted plenty of attention from the supporters. Let’s see what the fans had to say about the Obafemi news below.
Let’s see what the fans had to say about the Obafemi news
“Keep waiting and he’ll be available for 15 million towards the end of the window. No point losing Obafemi on the cheap”
“No. Armstrong is barely worth £12m without Obafemi. I’d actually prefer to have Obafemi right now considering he’s younger and can still improve”
“I don’t think that would be a good deal, especially if Ings left this year too. We’d be back down to just 3 striker again. Obafemi is worth another year to see how he develops”
“I really want him but I wouldn’t want to get rid of Obafemi in the process”
“Lol if they want Obafemi they can make it 6-8 for Armstrong. Ridiculous”
“Obafemi has looked sharp in preseason, strong and pacey – would hate to see him go now, just as Ralph appears to have the measure of him”
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