Southampton closing in on statement signing of English youngster

Southampton are at an advanced stage over a deal for Norwich winger Nathan Redmond, according to Mirror Sport.

With interest rising for Sadio Mane, it looks like the move for Redmond means Mane will be on the move this summer and that Southampton have looked for a replacement before they lose their flying star.

However, the fee of £11 million, as reported, for Redmond seems extremely reasonable in the modern market for a player who often impressed for Norwich last season.

Redmond is set to undergo a medical with Southampton after he returns and this signing could be a suggestion that the Saints are going to act in the market even before they appoint a replacement for Ronald Koeman – who is Everton-bound.

The Norwich winger can play on the wing or in a position off of a main striker and his game is largely based around his electric pace that has caused the majority of defences problems.