Many Southampton fans want to sign Matthew Hoppe this summer after the Saints were linked with a move for the American starlet.
The Saints were hit by a bombshell earlier in this transfer window when Danny Ings turned down a new four-year contract at the club (Sky Sports). As such, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side may be on the lookout for a new striker this summer.
According to 90min.de, that man could be Schalke 04’s Hoppe. The Gelsenkirchen club had one of the worst seasons in their history last time out as they were relegated to the 2. Bundesliga and won just three league games (Sky Sports), but 20-year-old Hoppe was one of their few bright sparks as he netted six times in 22 Bundesliga matches (Transfermarkt).
Would you like to sign Hoppe?
The news was shared on Twitter by @SaintsExtra and it attracted plenty of attention from the supporters. These Southampton fans took to the social media platform to share their thoughts, with one hailing the American’s “insane potential”.
Let’s see what these fans had to say about Hoppe
“Please, I would love an American Saint. Plus we all know how badly the last transfer rumour about an American from Schalke hurt us.”
“He has insane potential”
“He has a lot of potential. I hope this is as well as Armstrong rather than instead of though.”
“If we get both him and Armstrong I don’t see why not. Especially if Obafemi and Ndlundulu go out on loan and Long moves on. Won’t hurt to have a little depth.”
“he’d be a good fit for Ralph’s system and v cheap. like a young Gabbi, but puts in a shift pressing”
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