Three European U21 Championship stars Southampton should sign

According to reports in The Sun, Southampton have had a £4.5m offer for Lech Poznan defender Jan Bednarek rejected.

The 21-year-old centre-back is currently featuring for Poland at the European Under-21 Championships in his home nation after becoming a regular for his club side, and has been identified as a potential new signing by Saints executive director Les Reed and director of scouting Ross Wilson.

The need for a new central defender could be a priority with the future of captain Virgil van Dijk in doubt, while they are still yet to replace Jose Fonte with Martin Caceres being released at the end of his short-term contract.

The south coast outfit’s transfer business certainly won’t be restricted by the fact that they are yet to appoint Claude Puel’s successor as manager, as they identify their targets in-house.

While those same scouts will certainly be keeping a close eye on Bendarek during the tournament, there will be a number of other players on show that could improve their squad ahead of next season.

Here are three other European Under-21 Championship stars Southampton should sign…