According to The Sun, Southampton are interested in signing Isaac Hayden from Newcastle United this summer.
The Lowdown: Saints need to move
The Saints went through a mixed 2020/21 season as they finished 15th in the Premier League but also reached an FA Cup semi-final. As such, Ralph Hasenhuttl will be demanding improvement and will likely want to add to his squad.
However, Southampton have secured just one new arrival so far in the transfer window in Romain Perraud (southamptonfc.com).
The Latest: Saints eye Hayden
According to this latest report, Hasenhuttl and co are interested in taking Hayden to the south coast.
Newcastle would be willing to let him make the move to St Mary’s for a fee of £10m.
The Verdict: Experience
Hayden may only be 26, but he has plenty of experience in the top flight, managing 104 appearances for the Magpies in the Premier League (Transfermarkt). He came through Arsenal’s academy and impressed against Southampton last February, with Alan Shearer calling him “superb” following that display in a 3-2 win for the Geordies (premierleague.com).
Would you like to sign Hayden?
A fee of £10m for a player with several years in the Premier League under his belt could well be a bargain for the Saints. As we edge ever closer towards the start of the 2021/22 campaign, the Saints must start making moves in the transfer market, and Hayden could be the next piece in the jigsaw.
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