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Saints striker attracting interest from Italian side Bologna

Saints striker attracting interest from Italian side Bologna

Southampton might have a chance of staying in the league this season after sacking Mark Hughes and bringing in former RB Leipzig manager, Ralph Hassenhuttl. 

Saints have suffered a terrible season so far this year and are on the edge of resigning themselves to being a permanent fixture in the bottom three. The south coast club have only won one game in the league this season while losing nine.

There is plenty of talent in the squad and if Hassenhuttl can create a solid base in the squad, they could possibly push up the table. With January approaching, Southampton need to be active in the transfer market and need to bring in some quality recruits to the squad.

The new manager may also want to cut some of the deadwood from the squad and according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Italian side, Bologna are targeting a move for Manolo Gabbiadini.

The Breakdown

The forward fell out of favour at the club under Hughes and has only made 12 appearances for the club this season, with eight coming from the bench. Despite making a fairly solid start for the club in his first season with the club, the forward only scored five goals in 28 appearances in the league last season.

With Danny Ings and Charlie Austin ahead of him this season, it may be a wise move to sell the striker in order to help fund moves for new signings in January. As it stands, Hassenhuttl would be making a wise move in selling the forward.

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