Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has personally set his sights on signing an ‘absolute beast’ this summer, according to a reliable source.
The Lowdown: Striker on the cards?
The Saints have been tipped to add a new striker to their ranks for 2022/2023 amid claims they may find it difficult to seal a permanent deal for Chelsea loanee Armando Broja.
Links to Union Berlin striker Taiwo Awoniyi have emerged in just one example as transfer chief Martin Semmens looks at alternatives to the Albania international going forward.
New targets are seemingly coming to light at a consistent rate as the transfer window looms with reliable reporter Jack Rosser, formerly of The Evening Standard, sharing what he knows.
The Latest: Southampton weigh Delap…
According to the journalist, Southampton are now ‘considering’ a loan deal for Man City’s young striking starlet Liam Delap.
This comes after the successful signings of promising young talents like Broja and Tino Livramento with Rosser claiming Hasenhuttl now personally has another ‘in his sights’.
Indeed, Southampton’s head coach has allegedly ‘moved to target some of the best young players in the Premier League‘ with Delap now becoming one of them.
The Verdict: Get it done…
The 19-year-old is a serious talent and we believe landing him on loan is a real no-brainer.
A low-risk move financially, Delap is already turning heads – even drawing comparisons to City’s major new signing Erling Braut Haaland in the past (Goal).
His lack of opportunities under Pep Guardiola this season is down to injury issues if anything with the Spaniard even raving over his incredible development last year and promising him a place in the first team (The Sun).
This came after what was a truly astounding 2020/2021 season for City’s elite development squad where he scored 24 goals and assisted five others in 20 games – prompting renowned football talent scout Jacek Kulig to call him an ‘absolute beast’ (Twitter).
Rated highly by critics and one of the best coaches in world football, a move for Delap should seriously be entertained by Southampton.
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